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State Council appoints, removes officials

Updated: Jun 7,2016 3:00 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The State Council, China’s cabinet, announced a reshuffle of senior government positions on June 7.

Gao Zhidan was appointed vice director of the General Administration of Sport, replacing Feng Jianzhong, and Wei Hongtao was appointed vice director of the National Tourism Administration, replacing Wu Wenxue.

The State Council also appointed Zhao Zhengping as the vice chairperson of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and Fu Hua as the vice head of the State Archives Administration.

In addition, Wang Hong and Zhao Bing will become the vice heads of the State Council’s Counsellors’ Office, relieving Fang Ning of this post.

Li Yangzhe and Li Fanrong were appointed deputy directors of the National Energy Administration, replacing Liu Qi and Zhang Yuqing.

Yang Yingming was appointed World Bank executive director for China, in place of Chen Shixin.