Shanghai appoints former head of stock exchange Wu Qing as vice mayor

Wu Qing, 52, former head of Hongkou District and chairman of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, has been appointed as vice mayor of the city.

Wu Qing, 52, former director of Hongkou District and chairman of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, was appointed as vice mayor of Shanghai yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the Standing Committee of Shanghai People's Congress, 

Wu, born in 1965, served as head of department and office director at China Securities Regulatory Commission and was named as chairman of Shanghai's Hongkou District and secretary of the district Party committee. He was later appointed as chairman and Party committee secretary of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

During yesterday's meeting, the committee heard the report on the appointment proposal put forward by Ying Yong, mayor of Shanghai, and the review and comments from related working committee. Following a vote and pledge of allegiance to the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, Wu has been appointed appointed as city's vice mayor.

Yin Yicui, head of the committee, said she hopes Wu can further consolidate concepts of the Constitution and advance the rule of law as well as receiving supervision from both the congress and the public. She asked Wu to make contributions to the city's economic development and social progress and enhance Shanghai's status as a model global city and modern and international socialist metropolis.

Shanghai's new vice mayor Wu Qing, 52, held many senior positions at city and national levels. Her served at China's securities regulator and became chairman of Shanghai Hongkou District as well as the Shanghai Stock Exchange

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