Chinese Authorities Have Launched An Investigation Into The Deputy Minister Of Public Security
China's state Supervisory Committee has launched an investigation into China's Deputy Minister of public security, Sun Lijun. This is stated in a message published on the Department's website on Sunday evening.
"A member of the Party Committee of the Ministry of public security, Deputy Minister Sun Lijun is suspected of serious violations of discipline and the law. The State Supervisory Committee is currently investigating him," the document says.
To date, information about Sun Lijun has been removed from the Ministry's website and it is not listed in the Department's manual section. According to a statement from the State oversight Committee, he graduated from the University of New South Wales in Australia with a degree in public health and urban management and has a master's degree. The time of Sun Lijun's appointment as Deputy Minister is not specified.
During his career, Sun Lijun previously served in the Ministry of Public Security of China as the head of the 1st (internal security) and 26th departments (combating illegal religious activities and sects, now renamed the 4th Department).
Sun Lijun was a member of a special Commission of the Central Government of the people's Republic of China sent to Hubei province. This Commission investigated the actions of regional authorities at an early stage of the coronavirus epidemic. As a result of this review, several officials in the government of Wuhan city and Hubei province were removed from their posts.
Sun Lijun worked in Hubei province for at least a month and appeared several times in regional television reports: for example, on March 9, he celebrated distinguished police officers in Wuhan.