China names Guo Shuqing as central bank party secretary: NYT tweet

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March 25, 2018 6:16 am Published by

BEIJING (Reuters) – Guo Shuqing, head of China’s new regulator for the banking and insurance sectors, has been named as Communist Party chief of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the New York Times said on social network Twitter on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: Guo Shuqing, China’s newly appointed banking regulator, attends a news conference ahead of China’s parliament in Beijing, March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Shu Zhang

Guo, who was appointed last week as chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, will be above governor Yi Gang at the country’s central bank, the paper said in a tweet, citing three people it said were familiar with the decision.

Yi only took over as PBOC governor earlier this month, replacing Zhou Xiaochuan, who held the post for 15 years and concurrently served as PBOC party chief.

Sources familiar with the matter say Yi, a U.S.-educated economist and previously Zhou’s right-hand man, is likely to manage the PBOC’s day-to-day operations.

Reporting by Tom Daly and Lusha Zhang; Editing by Richard Borsuk


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