Zhang Chunxian becomes Party chief of Xinjiang

12:51, April 24, 2010      

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Zhang Chunxian has been appointed as the Party chief of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Saturday.

Former secretary of the CPC Xinjiang regional committee Wang Lequan has been appointed as deputy secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee of the CPC Central Committee.

Zhang had served as secretary of the CPC Hunan provincial committee since December 2005. Before that he served as the minister of transport.

Zhang, 57, a native of Yuzhou City in central China's Henan Province, joined in the CPC in 1973.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:祁澍文)

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