BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Wang Anshun was appointed vice mayor and acting mayor of Beijing Wednesday.
The appointment was announced at the 34th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th Beijing Municipal People's Congress, the local legislative body.
The meeting also accepted the resignation of Guo Jinlong as mayor of Beijing.
Previously, Guo was elected secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on July 3.
Wang, born in December 1957, is a native of Huixian County in central China's Henan Province. He had worked in petroleum geology authorities, the Ministry of Land and Resources, northwest China's Gansu Province, Shanghai and Beijing, holding a series of important positions.
He has served as vice Party chief of Beijing since March 2007.