Zhu Xiaodan elected Guangdong governor

Updated: 2012-01-17 20:22


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GUANGZHOU - Zhu Xiaodan was elected governor of South China's Guangdong province at the local parliamentary session on Tuesday.

The decision was made at the fifth session of the 11th Guangdong Provincial People's Congress, the local legislative body.

Zhu, born in January 1953, was Guangdong's vice governor since February 2010. He was appointed acting governor in November last year, after the local legislature approved the resignation of his predecessor, Huang Huahua.

Zhu, a native of Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, has been working in Guangdong since 1971, taking jobs at a local musical instrument factory and the Communist Youth League.

He has served as secretary of the Guangzhou municipal committee of the Communist Party of China since 2006.