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Tianjin legislature appoints acting mayor

By China Daily (China Daily) Updated: 2016-09-15 08:14

Wang Dongfeng has been appointed acting mayor of northern China's Tianjin municipality, local authorities announced on Wednesday. The decision was made at a session of the Standing Committee of the Tianjin People's Congress, the city's legislative body.

Wang, 58, formerly held posts in his native province of Shaanxi and was appointed the deputy chief of Tianjin's Communist Party of China municipal committee in 2013, according to the official website of the Tianjin government.

Huang Xingguo, the former mayor of Tianjin who was also previously acting Party chief in the city, is being investigated over allegations of "serious disciplinary violations". Deputy Mayor Yin Hailin is also under investigation. On Tuesday, Li Hongzhong, the former top official of Hubei province, was appointed to as the city's Party chief.

Meanwhile, Wang Xiaodong, who has been deputy Party chief of Hubei province since this April, was appointed the province's acting governor at a session of the Standing Committee of the Hubei People's Congress on Wednesday.

Born in 1960 in Xinfeng, Jiangxi province, Wang Xiaodong became a civil servant in Jiangxi in 1983, after studying philosophy at Jiangxi University for four years. He was later appointed Party chief of Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, in 2000 and became deputy governor of Hubei province in 2011.

Also on Wednesday, Ying Yong was appointed deputy mayor of Shanghai at a session of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai People's Congress.

Xinhua contributed to the story.

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