Beijing Picks New Mayor Ahead Of Games – AFP

From AFP:

China’s Communist Party has picked a new mayor for just nine months ahead of the Olympic Games, state media reported on Friday.

Guo Jinlong, 60, the party secretary of eastern Anhui province, has been named to take over from current mayor Wang Qishan, said the Beijing Daily.

During a speech to the city party leaders on Thursday, Guo pledged to do his best to deliver a well-managed Games, the newspaper said.

It added that Guo, who was born in eastern Nanjing province, would use his “clear head and a clear-cut stand” to steer the capital towards greater achievements in the future. [Full Text]

Read aslo Su Rong becomes new Party chief of Jiangxi Province by Xinhua.

November 30, 2007 6:09 AM
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