Guo Jinlong

Beijing Announces New Party Chief

After several weeks of speculation, Beijing closed its municipal party congress on Tuesday by announcing the appointment of current mayor Guo Jinlong as the city’s next Communist Party chief. Reuters reports that...

In Beijing, Succession Shuffle Begins

As China approaches a once-in-a-decade leadership transition, and President Hu Jintao prepares to retire from the Chinese Communist Party later this year, Reuters reports that he may have already begun to take steps to retain...

Beijing Picks New Mayor Ahead Of Games – AFP

From AFP: China’s Communist Party has picked a new mayor for Beijing 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 […]

China to Formally Name New Commerce Minister – Victoria Ruan and Juan Chen

From Wall Street Journal: China is set to appoint a new commerce minister with a background in energy, a person familiar with the matter said, while a couple of positions in the central bank will open up shortly with the retirement of two vice governors, another person said. Chen Deming, vice chairman of the National […]

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