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Chinese vice premier heads earthquake relief organ


18:13, May 15, 2013

BEIJING, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang has been appointed commander of the State Council's earthquake relief and disaster control headquarters, according to a statement released on government's website on Wednesday.

Chen Jianmin, director of the China Earthquake Administration (CEA); Zhang Qinsheng, deputy chief of staff of the People's Liberation Army; Ding Xuedong, vice secretary-general of the State Council; Du Ying, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission; Jiang Li, vice minister of the Ministry of Civil Affairs; and Liu Jinguo, vice minister of the Ministry of Public Security, are the unit's deputy commanders.

The statement said the CEA is responsible for the specific work of the headquarters.

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