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The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has decided that Chen Min'er no longer concurrently serves as secretary, standing committee member and member of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee, and that Yuan Jiajun concurrently serves as member, standing committee member and secretary of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee, Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday.
Li Hongzhong no longer concurrently serves as secretary, standing committee member and member of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee. Chen concurrently serves as member, standing committee member and secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee.
Chen, 62, is from Zhuji, Zhejiang province. He began his first job in August 1981 and joined the Communist Party of China in September 1982. He received a graduate education at the Central Party School. He became the Party chief of Chongqing in 2017. Chen is currently a member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau.
Li, 66, is from Changle, Shandong province. He began his first job in August 1975 and joined the CPC in December 1976. Li graduated from the department of history at Jilin University where he completed an undergraduate program. He holds a professional title of economist. He is currently a member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau.
Yuan, 60, a native of Jilin province, became the Party chief of Zhejiang in August 2020. He is now a member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau. He graduated from Beihang University in 1984 majoring in solid mechanics at the department of aircraft design and applied mechanics.
Chongqing in Southwest China became the country's fourth municipality in 1997 after Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin.
Covering 82,402 square kilometers and with a population of over 32 million, it is the largest of the four.
Located on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, the city boasts key geographic advantages as a strategic pivot in the national development program for western regions, as well as a connecting point for the Belt and Road Initiative and the Yangtze River Economic Belt.
The municipality is one of the major economic centers in China, with a GDP in excess of 2 trillion yuan ($280 billion) in the first three quarters of this year.
New Party chiefs for three provinces were also unveiled on Wednesday.
The CPC Central Committee has recently decided that Yuan Jiajun will no longer concurrently serve as secretary of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee, appointing Yi Lianhong to serve in the position instead.
Before Yi came to Zhejiang, the 63-year-old native from Hunan province had served as secretary of the CPC Jiangxi Provincial Committee.
Under the decision, Yin Hong has replaced Yi as the Party chief of Jiangxi, and Hu Changsheng has replaced Yin as secretary of the CPC Gansu Provincial Committee.
Yin, 59, from Zhejiang, began his first job in Shanghai in 1985, and in the following 30 years he had various work posts in the metropolis. Before he came to Jiangxi, he had served as Party chief of Gansu.
Hu, 59, from Jiangxi, had worked in Sichuan province for about 30 years. Before the new position in Gansu, he served as deputy secretary of the CPC Heilongjiang Provincial Committee.