Guo Jinlong, acting mayor of Beijing, was elected mayor on Saturday at the first session of the 13th Beijing Municipal People's Congress, the local legislative body.
Guo, born in July 1947, is a native of Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in April 1979.
Guo received a bachelor's degree in physics from Nanjing University and began working as a technician in southwest China's Sichuan Province in 1969.
He served as secretary of the CPC Tibet Autonomous Regional Committee from October 2000 to December 2004, and secretary of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee from December 2004 to November 2007.
He was appointed vice and acting mayor of Beijing by the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal People's Congress on Nov. 30 last year.
He is a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee.
(Xinhua News Agency January 26, 2008)