Zhang Qingwei re-elected Hebei Province governor
Zhang Qingwei was re-elected governor of north China's Hebei Province on Wednesday at the first session of the 12th provincial People's Congress, the local legislature.
Zhang, born in November 1961, was first elected governor of Hebei in January of 2012. He was appointed Hebei's vice governor and acting governor in August of 2011 after the local legislature approved the resignation of his predecessor, Chen Quanguo.
A native of Laoting County in Hebei, Zhang had long worked in the country's aerospace industry. He served as board chairman of the state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. from March 3, 2008 to August of 2011.
At the same session, Zhang Qingli was also elected chairman of the Standing Committee of the Hebei Provincial People's Congress. He is also secretary of the CPC Hebei Provincial Committee.