Tuesday, February 13, 2018Subscriber update

The fall of Lu Wei, first commander of the Cyberspace Administration of China

Lu Wei 鲁炜 began his career as a Party enforcer at the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region branch of Xinhua News Agency in Nanning City. He rose through the ranks of the state media apparatus to become the deputy director of the Party’s publicity (née propaganda) department, and most famously, the head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, the most powerful regulator of China’s internet.