New supervision minister appointed
Yang Xiaodu has been named minister of supervision, the latest in a handful of appointments for senior positions in the central government.
The announcement was made on Sunday during a meeting of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee after a vote.
Yang, 63, has been deputy secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Party’s top anti-graft body, since January 2014. He has spent most of his career in the Tibet autonomous region and Shanghai.
He started as deputy manager of a pharmaceutical company in Tibet and then worked for the local government. He was vicechairman of the autonomous region between May 1998 and May 2001.
Yang served as deputy mayor of Shanghai between May 2001 and October 2006 and also held other positions in the city, including the head of the local discipline commission, before joining the CCDI in 2013.