CHANGCHUN, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Wang Rulin was appointed as acting governor of northeast China's Jilin Province on Wednesday at the 16th session of the 11th Jilin Provincial People's Congress.
Wang, 56, takes over from former provincial governor Han Changfu, whose resignation was also approved by the provincial legislature Wednesday.
Born in Henan Province, central China, in 1953, Wang holds a master's degree in economic from Jilin University. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1973.
He once served as mayor and party chief of Tonghua City in Jilin, a member of the Standing Committee of the Jilin Provincial Committee of the CPC, vice governor of Jilin and deputy secretary of the Jilin Provincial Committee of the CPC.
The provincial legislature also accepted the resignation of Wang Min from the post of director of the Standing Committee of the Jilin Provincial People's Congress.
The CPC Central Committee announced a reshuffle of provincial leaders Monday, appointing Wang Min, who is also former Party chief of Jilin, as secretary of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the CPC. Wang was replaced by former Minister of Agriculture Sun Zhengcai.