Ying Yong elected mayor of Shanghai

Ke Jiayun
Ying Yong was elected Shanghai's mayor at the annual session of the Shanghai People's Congress yesterday.
Ke Jiayun

Ying Yong was elected Shanghai’s mayor at the annual session of the Shanghai People’s Congress yesterday.

Ying, 61, is a native of Zhejiang Province.

He served in posts that include in the public security department in Zhejiang and the higher court in Shanghai.

Legislators also elected Yin Yicui, 63, as director of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai People’s Congress.

Eight vice mayors were elected. They are Zhou Bo, Weng Tiehui, Shi Guanghui, Wu Qing, Xu Kunlin, Peng Chenlei, Chen Qun, and Gong Dao’an.

Zhou, 56, is former deputy secretary-general of the city government and director of the Shanghai Development and Reform Commission; Weng, 54, is former vice president of Fudan University and deputy secretary-general of the city government.

Shi, 48, is former deputy governor of Jing’an District and Party chief of Fengxian District; Wu, 53, is former governor of Hongkou District and Party secretary of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Xu, 53, is former deputy secretary-general of the National Development and Reform Commission; Peng, 56, is former governor of Fengxian District, Party secretary of what was then Chongming County and deputy secretary of the city’s Party discipline commission.

Chen, 54, former president of East China Normal University; Gong, 54, is also Party secretary and head of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau and former secretary of political and legal affairs commission in Xianning, Hubei Province.

Furthermore, Shanghai now has its first supervisory commission director — 55-year-old Liao Guoxun.

China has started setting up supervisory commissions at the national, provincial, prefectural and county levels, as part of a supervisory system reform. The commissions will supervise the execution of duty and ethics by public functionaries, investigate illegal activities such as graft, misuse of power, neglect of duty and wasting public funds, issue administrative penalties, and transfer potential criminal cases to the procuratorates.

Liao is also a member of the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and secretary of the city’s Party discipline commission.

Born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, he has in the past served as Party secretary of Tongren, Guizhou Province, secretary-general of the CPC Guizhou Committee and organization department chief of the CPC Zhejiang Committee.

Meanwhile, Liu Xiaoyun was elected as the president of the Shanghai Higher People’s Court, and Zhang Bencai was re-elected the chief prosecutor of the Shanghai People’s Prosecutors’ Office.

Liu, 57, is a native of Yanjin in Henan Province. He has served as deputy Party secretary and vice president of Henan’s higher court, deputy director of the provincial government’s legal affairs office.

The new leadership line-up of Shanghai will make its public appearance at the SPC session’s closing ceremony this afternoon.

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