Chinese parliament endorses new cabinet line-up

Chinese parliament endorses new cabinet line-upBeijing, March 16 : The new line-up of China's State Council, nominated by Premier Li Keqiang, was endorsed by lawmakers at the ongoing national legislative session here Saturday.

Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yandong, Wang Yang and Ma Kai were endorsed as vice premiers, with Yang Jing, Chang Wanquan, Yang Jiechi, Guo Shengkun and Wang Yong as state councilors. Yang Jing was also appointed secretary general of the State Council, reported Xinhua.

Lawmakers also endorsed Li's nominations of ministers, governor of the central bank and auditor-general at the sixth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC).

The following is the list of the newly appointed officials:
-- Wang Yi, minister of foreign affairs
-- Chang Wanquan, minister of national defense
-- Xu Shaoshi, minister in charge of the National Development and Reform Commission
-- Yuan Guiren, minister of education
-- Wan Gang, minister of science and technology
-- Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology
-- Wang Zhengwei, minister in charge of state ethnic affairs commission
-- Guo Shengkun, minister of public security
-- Geng Huichang, minister of state security
-- Huang Shuxian, minister of supervision
-- Li Liguo, minister of civil affairs
-- Wu Aiying, minister of justice
-- Lou Jiwei, minister of finance
-- Yin Weimin, minister of human resources and social security
-- Jiang Daming, minister of land and resources
-- Zhou Shengxian, minister of environmental protection
-- Jiang Weixin, minister of housing and urban-rural development
-- Yang Chuantang, minister of transport
-- Chen Lei, minister of water resources
-- Han Changfu, minister of agriculture
-- Gao Hucheng, minister of commerce
-- Cai Wu, minister of culture
-- Li Bin, minister in charge of the National Health and Family Planning Commission
-- Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China
-- Liu Jiayi, auditor-general of the National Audit Office.(IANS)


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