Chen Jining has been appointed the secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China after approval by the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the Xinhua News Agency said on Friday.
Chen has also been named as a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, it said.
Li Qiang, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, will no longer serve as Party secretary of Shanghai.
Chen, born in Jilin province in 1964, began his career in 1998. He became Beijing's mayor in early 2018.