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SW China's Chongqing elects new mayor

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-01-19 20:42

CHONGQING - Zhang Guoqing was elected mayor of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Thursday, local legislature said.

The election was held on the last day of an annual meeting of the Chongqing Municipal People's Congress.

Local legislature earlier appointed Zhang as acting mayor of Chongqing on Dec 30.

Zhang, born in 1964 and a native of Luoshan, Henan Province, has been serving as vice secretary of the Chongqing municipal committee of the Communist Party of China since 2013.

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