This view has characterized politics towards minorities over the years. Mao (2017) continues "...for reasons of defense, economic and social well-being, and national pride, the current government attaches considerable importance to gaining the allegiances of minority peoples and putting them under Chinese jurisdiction. "
The CCP implemented this policy in 1944 in Yan'an, with the founding of the United Front Work Department. One of the tasks of this party organ was implementing minority policy. This department developed strategies for minority work.
became its director and he played an important role in realizing the aims of the CCP in the field of nationalities.
Li Weihan (1896-1984)
On October 19, 1949, the State Ethnic Affairs Commission was established. Its role is to supervise and inspect all operations of the minority policy. The commission reports directly to the Government Administration Council (GAC). Li Weihan is also the chairman of this commission. (Li was assisted by three deputy chairmen, all from different ethnic groups-
Ulanhu (1906-1988) also known as Ulanfu (1896-1984) Chairman of China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (1947-1966), highest-ranking minority official
Liu Geping (1904-1992)
Saifuding Azizi(1915-2003) also known as Seypidin Azizi, Saif al-Dīn ʿAzīz, Saifuding Aizezi, and Saifuding
Details of the policy towards minorities are elaborated in