The Mysterious Death of A Senior Official During the Fourth Plenary Session


There is a rumor of the Deputy Party Secretary of Chongqing Ren Xuefeng fell off from a building in the Jingxi hotel during the Fourth Plenary Session.

The Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th central committee of the Communist Party of China concluded on October 31. Chongqing officials made an urgent announcement at 11 PM yesterday, Ren Xuefeng, 54, Deputy Party Secretary of Chongqing, died of illness.

Ren Xuefeng was a Chinese politician and business executive. Ren was an early leader of the Binhai New Area in Tianjin and served as the city’s vice-mayor for eight years. He was transferred to Guangdong province in 2014, where he served as Communist Party Secretary of Guangzhou and Deputy Party Secretary of Guangdong. He was appointed Deputy Party Secretary of Chongqing in October 2018.

On 24 October 2019, Ren met with Sylvain Laurent, the Asia-Pacific region CEO of the French software company Dassault Systèmes, in Chongqing. After the conclusion of the Fourth Plenum of the 19th Central Committee, Ren was unexpectedly absent from an important meeting of the Chongqing Party Committee on 1 November 2019. Two days later, government media in Chongqing reported that Ren had “recently died of an illness”, aged 54.

According to Sing Tao Daily, Ren had been under intensive medical care after falling from a building, and had missed the Fourth Plenum. The paper reported the following day that he died on 31 October 2019, likely in Beijing.

Sing Tao Daily said it received the news that Ren Xuefeng had fallen from the building and sent to the hospital for rescue. According to sources, Ren Xuefeng fell to his death on the 7th floor of the Jingxi hotel during the Fourth Plenum. The Communist Party held its Fourth Plenum at the Jingxi hotel from October 28 to 31.



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