New chair­woman has doc­tor­ate in man­age­ment

China Daily (USA) - - TOP NEWS - ByWANG XIAODONG wangx­i­aodong@ chi­nadaily.com.cn

Xian Hui, 58, was elected chair­woman of north­west China’s Ningxia Hui au­ton­o­mous re­gion on Mon­day by the re­gion’s peo­ple’s congress, its top leg­is­la­ture, Xin­hua News Agency re­ported.

Xian, who holds a doc­tor­ate in man­age­ment, is an al­ter­nate mem­ber of the Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mit­tee. Xian had been work­ing in neigh­bor­ing Gansu prov­ince since 1982. She be­came Gansu’s deputy gov­er­nor last year be­fore as­sum­ing the post of deputy Party chief of Ningxia in June.

In Gansu, Xian worked for 18 years in var­i­ous roles at the prov­ince’s United Fron­tWork Depart­ment, which man­ages re­la­tions with non-Party in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions, un­til she be­came a deputy chief of the depart­ment in 2000.

Xian’s pre­de­ces­sor, Li­uHui, 57, was ap­pointed deputy Party chief of the State Eth­nic Af­fairs Com­mis­sion in July.

Ningxia had a pop­u­la­tion of 6.7 mil­lion by the end of last year, rank­ing third from last in pop­u­la­tion on the Chi­nese main­land.

Xian Hui, chair­woman of Ningxia Hui au­ton­o­mous re­gion

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