China president appoints new ambassadors

Beijing—Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed six new ambassadors, upon approval by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, according to a statement by the national legislature.
Wu Ken was appointed ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, replacing Chen Xu. Shi Zhongjun was appointed China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna, replacing Cheng Jingye.
Cheng Jingye was appointed ambassador to the Commonwealth of Australia, replacing Ma Zhaoxu.
Zhang Jinxiong was appointed ambassador to the Republic of Suriname, replacing Yang Zigang.
Wu Haitao was appointed China’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, replacing Wang Min. Ma Zhaoxu was appointed China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland, replacing Wu Hailong.—Xinhua

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