July 21, 2020 / 3:12 AM / 14 days ago

China appoints Gong Zheng as mayor of Shanghai

SHANGHAI (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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