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Cen Xi, The prime minister in Tang Dynasty
Cen Xi,also known as Bohua, was the grand-son of Cen Wenben. He was born in Jingzhou. Cen Wenben, Cen Changqian and Cen Xi, coming from one family, were all promoted to be prime minister in Tang Dynasty. He got high score in the imperial examinations. In 705, he was shifting from Tianguan (a job in human resources department) to the secretary-general. At this time, the nephew of Wu Zetian, Wu Sansi was in power. There were some discords between Cen and the queen’s family. Cen had a demotion. People spoke highly of him for his personality. Cen reached the peak in his career after Ruizong took the crown. His work included dealing with government affairs, monitoring the writing of history book and making or repealing laws. In 712, Cen and his family were killed for involving in the event that Prince Taiping planned to murder the prince, Li Longji.