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Dec 16, 2016 02:55 PM
CHINA

Baosteel's Former Chief Named to Government Technology Post

Xu Lejiang is the newly appointed deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Photo: IC
Xu Lejiang is the newly appointed deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Photo: IC

(Beijing) — A prominent steel executive who laid the groundwork for a recent mega-merger has been named a vice minister at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which among other tasks promotes heavy-industry upgrading.

Xu Lejiang, 57, was appointed to the government post after 34 years with Baosteel Group Co., which recently merged with Wuhan Iron and Steel Corp. to form China's largest steelmaker by volume, Baowu Steel.

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