Chen Jianguo, a member of the 16th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, was elected secretary of the CPC Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regional Committee on Sunday.
Chen was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 10th CPC Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regional Committee held in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia, in northwest China.
Chen was born in Rongcheng county of eastern Shandong Province in July 1945 and joined the CPC in 1966. He graduated from a special course offered by the economics department of Shandong University in 1982.
Chen had served as vice governor of Shandong Province and deputy secretary of the CPC Shandong provincial committee before he was elected secretary of the CPC Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regional Committee in June 2002.
(Xinhua News Agency June 11, 2007)