Liu Zhiming Biography
Liu Zhiming, male, nationality of Han, is a native of Baoding, County Xushui, Hebei Province. He was born in 1944, and in 1969 graduated from Tianjin Technical College’s Department of Agricultural Machinery.
He joined the CPC in 1971, and began working at Hebei Technical College’s Party Promotion Department. From 1991 to 1995, when he moved to Hebei University of Technology as Vice-President, he was president of the labor union and assistant dean of the college. There, he became Party Secretary in 2002.
Liu Zhiming Died With Coronavirus
R.I.P. Liu Zhiming, director of Wuchang Hospital in coronavirus epicenter #Wuhan passed away Tuesday due to #COVID19, becoming the first hospital director to die amid the outbreak that caused over 70,000 infections in #China: reports pic.twitter.com/J2qmDddARN
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) February 18, 2020
The head of a leading hospital in central China’s Wuhan area, the epicenter of an outbreak of coronavirus, died of the disease on Tuesday (Feb 18), state television reported, becoming the second prominent Chinese doctor to have succumbed to the pathogen.
Millions in China earlier this month mourned the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, a doctor who had previously been reprimanded for providing an early warning about the coronavirus.
Dr. Li’s death caused a nationwide outpouring of grief as well as resentment against the authorities accused of mismanagement of the crisis.
Tens of thousands of medical workers have been struggling to contain coronavirus outbreak, suspected to have first appeared in a seafood market in Wuhan, the capital of central Hubei province.
As in the case of the death of Dr. Li, on Monday night there was confusion on the Chinese Internet regarding Dr. Liu’s condition.
The Hubei Health Commission’s Communist Party propaganda department wrote in a social media post Monday night that Dr. Liu had died.
Chinese media and bloggers initially reported Liu’s death shortly after midnight on Tuesday— but the articles later were removed and replaced with news that doctors were still trying to save him.
The hospital told AFP on Tuesday morning that doctors were giving him life-saving care after initial reports of his death have been refuted. Liu’s death resembles that of Wuhan ophthalmologist Li Wenliang, who was disciplined by authorities late December for sounding the alarm about the virus.
Li’s death triggered both a national outpouring of grief and resentment against the government, accused of mistreating the crisis. People took to social media to mourn Liu Tuesday, with many users drawing critical parallels between Liu’s death and Li’s on the Twitter-like Weibo site.
In both cases their deaths were reported initially in state media reports — later removed — and their deaths were disputed, before they were finally confirmed again.
Has everyone forgotten what happened to Li Wenliang? They forcefully attempted resuscitation after he died,” one Weibo commenter wrote. Another commenter said, Liu “already died last night, (but) some people are addicted to torturing corpses. A hashtag about Liu’s death had 29 million views by Tuesday afternoon.