Chinese politician and diplomat, Zheng Xiaosong, Died at 59

  Politician

Zheng Xiaosong was born in September 1959 and died on October 20, 2018.

He was a Chinese politician and diplomat.

Zheng Xiaosong was Director of the Macau Liaison Office, a minister-level position until he fell to his death from his residence in October 2018.

Formerly, Xiaosong was appointed the Deputy Director of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China and Vice Governor and Secretary General of Fujian Province.

He was a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee and a delegate to the 13th National People’s Congress.

He died in Macau after falling from a tall building where he lived.

The officials in Beijing issued a statement saying that he had suffered from depression, with the implication that he had committed suicide.

The Chinese social media many expressed concern and sadness about his depression, but others noted that at least 7 other Chinese officials have fallen from buildings this year, with one injured and at least 6 dead.

Reportedly, there is no evidence that Zheng was suspected of corruption, in recent years hundreds of mid-level Chinese officials accused of corruption have died, reportedly by suicide, although observers have doubted such accounts.

Zheng Xiaosong died just before the scheduled 24 October opening of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge, the world’s longest sea-crossing linking Macau and Hong Kong.

Zheng Xiaosongpassed away at 59 years old.

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