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State Council announces reshuffle of senior officials

Updated: Sep 14,2016 1:53 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The State Council, China’s Cabinet, announced a reshuffle of several senior government officials on Sept 14.

Wang Hesheng was appointed vice minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission.

Liu Zhengrong and Zhang Sutang were both appointed vice presidents of Xinhua News Agency.

The State Council appointed Xue Xiaofeng as deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macao Special Administrative Region, and Yu Zaiqing as vice president of Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralymic Winter Games.

Xu Dazhe will no longer serve as vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, chief of China National Space Administration, director of China Atomic Energy Authority, or head of State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.

The cabinet removed Long Xinnan from the post of vice president of Xinhua News Agency, and Guo Ligen from the post of vice chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission.

The State Council also decided Zhou Yanli will no longer hold the post of vice chairman of China Insurance Regulatory Commission and relieved Luo Han of the post of chairman of Supervisory Board for Key Large State-Owned Enterprises.