March 23, 2020 / 3:50 AM / 4 months ago

China appoints Gong Zheng as acting mayor of Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Shanghai government said on Monday that Gong Zheng would become its acting mayor, according to a statement on its WeChat account.

Gong’s appointment comes days after he was named as one of the city’s deputy party secretaries.

Reporting by Josh Horwitz; Editing by Kim Coghill

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