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State Council appoints, removes officials

Updated: Sep 8,2016 10:18 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The State Council, China’s cabinet, has appointed several new senior officials, according to a circular issued on Sept 8.

Li Shuming was named deputy head of the State Forestry Administration; Xuan Changneng was appointed China Securities Regulator Commission chairman’s assistant; Zhou Changkui was nominated as deputy head of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.

The State Council also named Shi Qingfeng and Lin Shanqing deputy heads of the State Oceanic Administration, replacing Chen Lianzeng and Zhang Hongsheng.

Zhong Zhihua will replace Pei Gang as the president of Tongji University, Shanghai.

Meanwhile, the cabinet decided that Feng Fei will no longer hold the post of vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and removed Xia Yong from the post of deputy head of the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council.