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China's new cabinet members endorsed

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-03-19 10:03
Vice premiers, state councilors and secretary-general of the State Council take oath of allegiance to the Constitution after the seventh plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 19, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

The new lineup of China's State Council, nominated by Premier Li Keqiang, was endorsed by lawmakers at the ongoing national legislative session in Beijing on Monday.

Han Zheng, Sun Chunlan, Hu Chunhua and Liu He were endorsed as vice-premiers, with Wei Fenghe, Wang Yong, Wang Yi, Xiao Jie and Zhao Kezhi as state councilors. Xiao Jie was also appointed secretary-general of the State Council.

Lawmakers also endorsed Li's nominations of ministers, governor of the central bank and auditor-general at the seventh plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress.

The following is the list of the newly appointed officials:

-- Wang Yi, minister of foreign affairs;

-- Wei Fenghe, minister of national defense;

-- He Lifeng, head of the National Development and Reform Commission;

-- Chen Baosheng, minister of education;

-- Wang Zhigang, minister of science and technology;

-- Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology;

-- Bater, head of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission;

-- Zhao Kezhi, minister of public security;

-- Chen Wenqing, minister of state security;

-- Huang Shuxian, minister of civil affairs;

-- Fu Zhenghua, minister of justice;

-- Liu Kun, minister of finance;

-- Zhang Jinan, minister of human resources and social security;

-- Lu Hao, minister of natural resources;

-- Li Ganjie, minister of ecological environment;

-- Wang Menghui, minister of housing and urban-rural development;

-- Li Xiaopeng, minister of transport;

-- E Jingping, minister of water resources;

-- Han Changfu, minister of agriculture and rural affairs;

-- Zhong Shan, minister of commerce;

-- Luo Shugang, minister of culture and tourism;

-- Ma Xiaowei, head of National Health Commission;

-- Sun Shaocheng, minister of veterans affairs;

-- Wang Yupu, minister of emergency management;

-- Yi Gang, governor of the People's Bank of China;

-- Hu Zejun, auditor-general of the National Audit Office.

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