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East China's Zhejiang elects new governor

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-01-20 20:36

HANGZHOU - Che Jun was elected governor of East China's Zhejiang province on Friday, local legislature said.

The election was held at an annual meeting of the Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress.

Che, 62 and a native of Chaohu, Anhui Province, was appointed deputy secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China in June 2016. In July, he was appointed acting governor of Zhejiang.

Also at the meeting, Ren Zemin was elected the first chief of Zhejiang's supervisory commission.

Ren, 63, has been serving as secretary of the Zhejiang provincial commission for discipline inspection of the Communist Party of China since April 2009.

In December, China's top legislature endorsed a pilot program to reform the supervisory system by setting up powerful supervisory commissions with full authority over all officials.

The new commissions will integrate government supervision departments and corruption prevention bureaus, as well as divisions for handling bribery, dereliction of duty and prevention of duty-related crimes under the people's procuratorates.

China has begun to pilot supervisory system reform in Beijing and the provinces of Shanxi and Zhejiang.

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