China appoints Gong Zheng as mayor of Shanghai

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China's Shanghai government said on Tuesday it had appointed Gong Zheng as the city's mayor, according to a statement posted on its WeChat account.

SHANGHAI, July 21 (Reuters) - China's Shanghai government said on Tuesday it had appointed Gong Zheng as the city's mayor, according to a statement posted on its WeChat account.

He was previously the city's acting mayor, having been appointed to the position in March.

(Reporting by Brenda Goh and Gao Liangping; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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