Wan Qingliang

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wan.
Wan Qingliang
万庆良
CPC Secretary of Guangzhou
In office
20 December 2011 – 27 June 2014
Preceded by Zhang Guangning
Succeeded by Ren Xuefeng
15th Mayor of Guangzhou
In office
16 April 2010 – 20 December 2011
Preceded by Zhang Guangning
Succeeded by Chen Jianhua
Personal details
Nationality Chinese

Wan Qingliang (born February 1964) is a former Chinese politician. He served as the Mayor of Guangzhou, one of China's most populous cities, from 2010 to 2011, and was then promoted to Communist Party Secretary, the top official of the city. In June 2014, China's anti-corruption agency announced that he was held for investigation.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 2008, he was Vice Governor of Guangdong Province and was part of a group working to convert the Pearl River Delta region into a "core region of modern manufacturing" to replace older factories that had been closing.[2] He signed an agreement with ASEAN, which CCTV.com said was designed to "explore and facilitate cooperation activities in various areas including agriculture, information and communication technology, trade and investment, tourism promotion, energy and environment, education and public health."[3]

Representing Guangdong province, he signed an agreement to expand University of Macao on Guangdong's Hengqin Island, but under the jurisdiction of the Macao Special Administrative Region.[4]

He was head of Guangdong province's participation in the 2010 World Expo.[5] In November 2010, Wan was elected as vice president of the UCLG.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Buckley (June 27, 2014). "China’s Anticorruption Campaign Moves to a Powerful Party Seat". New York Times. 
  2. ^ By WILLIAM FOREMAN, Associated Press Writer (2008-10-19). "Fox News". Fox News. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  3. ^ "CCTV.com". CCTV.com. 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  4. ^ "Macao, Guangdong push forward cross-border university campus project". People's Daily. 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2014-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Eastday.com". Eastday.com. 2009-01-04. Retrieved 2010-09-17.