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China appoints new senior officials


13:08, August 22, 2012

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The State Council, China's cabinet, announced a reshuffle of several key posts in the central government on Wednesday.

Li Dongrong was appointed deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, according to a statement from the State Council.

Li, 58, has worked as the governor's assistant since December 2008. He worked in the bank's bureau in south China's Guangdong Province for 18 years before taking the post of deputy director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange in 2002.

In June, the central bank got another new deputy governor named Pan Gongsheng, the former vice president of the Agricultural Bank of China, China's fourth-largest lender by asset value.

In addition, Gu Chaoxi was appointed vice minister of civil affairs while Luo Pingfei and Sun Shaocheng were removed from their posts as vice minister of civil affairs.

Wang Zhongwei was transferred from the post of deputy director of the State Council Information Office to become vice minister of culture.

Teng Jiacai replaced Zhong Youping as deputy director of the State Administration of Industry and Commerce.

Also, Wang Yongqing was removed from the post of deputy secretary-general of the State Council.

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