Ma Biao, former Party chief of Nanning city, was appointed acting chairman of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Friday.
His appointment was approved at the 30th session of the Standing Committee of the 10th Guangxi Regional People's Congress held in Nanning, the regional capital.
The session also approved the resignations of former Chairman Lu Bing, former Vice Chairman Guo Shengkun and former Director of the Standing Committee of the Guangxi Regional People's Congress Liu Qibao.
Chen Zhangliang and Lin Nianxiu were appointed vice chairmen of the region at the session.
Ma, of the Zhuang ethnic group, was born in August 1954 in Tianyang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in June 1985. He had served as party secretary of the Nanning Municipal Committee of CPC from March 2005 until this month.
(Xinhua News Agency December 29, 2007)