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China announces appointment of senior officials

Updated: 2015-01-14 20:55

BEIJING - The State Council said on Wednesday that it had appointed and removed some senior government officials.

Wang Xiaotao was named deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, while Liu Limin became inspector-general of the Ministry of Education.

Jin Xiaotao was named deputy head of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, replacing Chen Xiaohong. The National Bureau of Statistics had Zheng Jingping and Jia Nan as vice-directors, who replaced Xu Yifan and Li Qiang.

The State Council also appointed Huo Ke as vice director of the National Tourism Administration, and Xu Zhanbin as deputy chief of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.

Yan Shujiang was named vice director of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, replacing Wu Gang. Cao Yu was appointed as vice-chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, replacing Yan Qingmin.

Xiong Weiping was named chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Key Large-Sized State-Owned Enterprises, replacing Shi Dahua. Jin Zhongxia was appointed as International Monetary Fund (IMF) executive director for China, replacing Zhang Tao.

Lai Ceyi was replaced by Saimati Muhammad as deputy commander of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps., and Yu Youjun was relieved of his position as deputy head of the State Council's Office of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project Commission (SNWDPC).

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