The vice chairman of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has lost his other post, which you can’t imagine.

  CCTV News:At 9: 00 a.m. on April 25th, 2018, a brand-new working day just started. The website of the State Supervision Commission of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection released a message: Bai Xiangqun, vice chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Government, was suspected of serious violation of discipline and law and accepted the disciplinary review and supervision investigation by the State Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

  Hit another tiger! This is the third middle-ranking cadre who has been dismissed since the establishment of the State Supervision Commission on March 23rd. The first two are Wang Xiaoguang, Vice Governor of Guizhou Province, and Lai Xiaomin, Party Secretary and Chairman of China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd..

  Bai Xiangqun became the first tiger in Inner Mongolia since the 19th National Congress, the fifth tiger in Inner Mongolia since the 18th National Congress, and the 10th middle-ranking cadre in 2018. It is worth noting that in February 2013, at the first session of the 12th National People’s Congress of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Bai Xiangqun and Pan Yiyang were elected as vice-chairmen of the autonomous region, and Pan Yiyang was the standing committee member and executive vice-chairman of the Party Committee of the autonomous region, ranking above Bai Xiangqun. In September 2014, Pan Yiyang was investigated, opened in October 2015, and was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment in April 2017. A year later, following in the footsteps of his old colleague Pan Yiyang, Bai Xiangqun became the second highest-ranking leading cadre in Inner Mongolia after the 18th National Congress.

  According to Bai Xiangqun’s resume published online by the Inner Mongolia government, Bai Xiangqun entered the official career after graduating from college in 1984, starting as a cadre of Chifeng Education Bureau, serving as the secretary of the Youth League Committee of Chifeng Education Bureau in 1986, and starting his 17-year youth league work career until he became the deputy secretary of Wuhai Municipal Committee in 2003. During his work in Wuhai, Bai Xiangqun received a doctorate in economics. In May 2012, Bai Xiangqun was elected as the vice-chairman of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, ranking among the sub-provinces, assisting the chairman of the Autonomous Region in charge of education, civil affairs, land and resources, urban and rural construction, environmental protection and civil air defense.

   According to public reports, Bai Xiangqun’s last public appearance was on April 23, 2018. According to the official website of the Sports Bureau of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on the same day, Bai Xiangqun came to Ordos Sports Center to investigate the youth campus football work, where he watched the training of elite players of U9 and U10 campus football clubs in Ordos City and had in-depth exchanges with the parents of the players.

   Speaking of football, I have to mention another position of Bai Xiangqun. For a long time, football has been a luxury in Inner Mongolia. Not to mention the top professional teams, even the players can hardly board the professional stadium. In 2014, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region was listed as the first "pilot province for football reform" in China. In the same year, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region government established a team headed by Bai Xiangqun, vice chairman. After the leading group of 23 departments and units, including sports, education, development and reform, and finance, promoted the reform and development of football, the new Inner Mongolia Football Association was re-elected, with Bai Xiangqun as the chairman of the Inner Mongolia Football Association.

  In March 2016, the "Inner Mongolia Football Channel" was launched. Gradually, in Inner Mongolia, you can play football when you leave home and watch the ball when you turn on the TV. In August 2017, "Inner Mongolia Football Channel" was upgraded to "Football Channel", and its viewing range was expanded from Inner Mongolia to the whole country, which became an important ideological position for football reform. On March 29th, 2018, Bai Xiangqun delivered a speech at the ceremony to star the football channel in Beijing. (Text/Zhu Xinyu)