Eight Tibetans have found a place in the three main bodies of the 16th Communist Party of China (CPC), results of which were announced on November 14, 2002.
Three Tibetans are members of the Central Committee, another three are alternate members of the Central Committee, and two are members of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
Dorjee Tsering, Legchok and Ragdi are new Central Committee Members
There are a total of 198 people as members of CPC Central Committee.
Dorjee Tsering was born in 1938 and is from Amdo Labrang (Present-day Gannan Prefecture, Gansu Province). He was a member of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, and a member of 13th and 15th CPC Central Committee.
Legchok was born in 1944 and is from Gyantse (Present-day Shigatse Prefecture, TAR). He was an alternate member of 15th CPC Central Committee. He is chairman of the TAR government.
Ragdi was born in 1938 and is from Buru County (in Present-day Nagchu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region). He was alternate member of 11th CPC Central Committee and member of 12th to 15th CPC Central Committee. He is Chairman of Standing Committee of Tibet Autonomous Regional People’s Congress and deputy secretary of CPC Tibet Autonomous Regional Committee.
Jampa Phuntsok, a former mayor of Lhasa City, Rinchen Gyal, believed to be from Amdo, and Guru Tsego (from Amdo Ngapa in Present-day Ngapa Prefecture, Sichuan Province) are alternate members of CPC central Committee. There are a total of 158 people as alternate members of CPC Central Committee.
Pema and Bhuchung are members of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. There are a total of 121 people in this Commission.
Pema was born in 1946, and is from Kyekudho in Kham (Present-day Yulshul Prefecture, Qinghai Province).
Bhuchung is a vice chairman of Standing Committee of Tibet Autonomous Regional People’s Congress.