Nur Bekri,

Beijing Review - - THIS WEEK -

Vice Min­is­ter of the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion and head of the Na­tional En­ergy Ad­min­is­tra­tion, is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for sus­pected se­ri­ous vi­o­la­tions of Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) dis­ci­plinary rules and laws, ac­cord­ing to the CPC Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline Inspection and the Na­tional Su­per­vi­sory Com­mis­sion on Septem­ber 21.

Nur Bekri, born in Au­gust 1961 and a mem­ber of the Uygur eth­nic group, hails from Bole City in north­west China’s Xin­jiang Uygur Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion. He stud­ied po­lit­i­cal sci­ence at Xin­jiang Uni­ver­sity from 1978 to 1983 and worked at the school af­ter grad­u­a­tion.

He later held lead­ing Party and govern­ment posts at dif­fer­ent lev­els in Xin­jiang, in­clud­ing vice sec­re­tary of the CPC Xin­jiang Re­gional Com­mit­tee, chair­man of the Xin­jiang Re­gional Govern­ment and mayor of Urumqi, cap­i­tal of Xin­jiang. He as­sumed his cur­rent post in 2014.

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