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New Hubei head sets goal of prosperity

Updated: 2016-10-31 08:21
By China Daily (China Daily)

Jiang Chaoliang vowed to be an "honest and self-disciplined" example for officials in Hubei province as part of his effort to lead the province toward moderate prosperity after he was appointed as the province's top official.

"The Communist Party of China Central Committee's decision to appoint me as secretary of the CPC Hubei Provincial Committee shows it trusts me. I will live up to the expectations of people in Hubei," Jiang said on Saturday in the provincial capital, Wuhan, where the appointment was announced.

He was also appointed a member of the body's Standing Committee.

"It is an honor for me to come back to Hubei, where I once worked," he said. The 59-year-old worked as deputy governor of the province from September 2002 to May 2004.

While vowing to maintain a high degree of unity with the CPC Central Committee, Jiang also said he aims to make Hubei the first province in Central China to achieve moderate prosperity by 2020.

He said he will follow the "eight-point code", published by the CPC Central Committee in 2012, to cut bureaucracy and maintain close ties with the people.

"Those seeking personal gains in my name or that of my relatives in Hubei will be prevented and punished according to the law," he added.

Jiang spent most of his career in the banking sector before he was transferred to Northeast China's Jilin province in August 2014 as deputy secretary of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee. He was also appointed as the province's governor in October of the same year.

Jiang's first job was with Agricultural Bank of China in 1981. He moved on to China's central bank, People's Bank of China, in 1996, working in various positions, including president of the Shenzhen and Guangzhou branches in Guangdong province.

At the end of 2011, he returned to ABC as chairman and also secretary-general of its Party committee.

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