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Cai Hongbo to head e-clear­ing plat­form

Cai Hongbo, vice-pres­i­dent of the Pay­ment and Clear­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of China, was ap­pointed chair­man of the newly es­tab­lished on­line pay­ment-clear­ing plat­form for non-bank­ing in­sti­tu­tions. Six nom­i­nated posts for the board of the plat­form went to rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Ali­pay of Alibaba Group, Ten­pay from Ten­cent and Best­pay from China Tele­com. The on­line plat­form started op­er­a­tions in March as an in­ter­me­di­ary link­ing var­i­ous mo­bile pay­ment tools with Chi­nese banks. This will also fa­cil­i­tate bet­ter reg­u­la­tion. Its share­hold­ers’ meet­ing will be held this week to se­lect 13 board mem­bers and ex­ec­u­tive man­agers.

Leshi In­ter­net In­for­ma­tion and Tech­nol­ogy Corp has hired six new ex­ec­u­tive man­agers. Liu Shuqing, gen­eral man­ager of the risk con­trol cen­ter of Sunac China Hold­ings (Leshi’s ma­jor share­holder), was ap­pointed se­nior vice-pres­i­dent. Liu will be in charge of its hu­man re­sources, law is­sues, fi­nance and ad­min­is­tra­tive man­age­ment, and re­port to CEO Liang Jun. Yuan Bin be­came chief tech­nol­ogy of­fi­cer to lead the in­ter­net, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and cloud com­put­ing de­part­ments.

Tian Guoli, 58, chair­man of Bank of China, stepped down this month and was ap­pointed Party chief and nom­i­nated chair­man of China Con­struc­tion Bank. Tian started with CCB in 1983 af­ter grad­u­a­tion and was pro­moted to as­sis­tant pres­i­dent in 1997. In 2011, he was hired as chair­man of China CITIC Bank. He led Bank of China in 2013. Chen Siqing, 57, vice-chair­man of the bank, suc­ceeded Tian. Chen re­ceived his mas­ter’s de­gree in busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion from Aus­tralia’s Mur­doch Uni­ver­sity in 1999, and then went on to work as se­nior econ­o­mist and cer­ti­fied pub­lic ac­coun­tant.

Liu Shu, for­mer se­nior vice-pres­i­dent and ed­i­tor-inchief of me­dia com­pany ifeng.com, has left the com­pany to join Ama­zon, where she will be in charge of the con­tent and pro­duc­tion of Kin­dle. Dur­ing her ifeng stint from 2010, Liu helped trans­form the pol­i­tics-fo­cused me­dia out­let into a com­pre­hen­sive con­tent plat­form cov­er­ing fash­ion, en­ter­tain­ment and tech­nol­ogy. Since grad­u­at­ing in jour­nal­ism from the Chi­nese Academy of So­cial Sciences, Liu has gath­ered about 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the in­dus­try.

Xu Ming, as­sis­tant pres­i­dent of mo­bile phone man­u­fac­turer ZTE Corp, was ap­pointed chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Shen­zhen ZNV Tech­nol­ogy Co, a con­tract man­u­fac­turer that sup­plies to ZTE. Xu has worked with ZTE for more than 15 years. Af­ter the re­as­sign­ment, he will lead strate­gic plan­ning and op­er­a­tions of ZNV. Xu said the com­pany would fo­cus on ar­eas like dy­namic su­per­vi­sion, safe city, cloud ser­vice and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy to pro­duce more tai­lored and in­no­va­tive prod­ucts.

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