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Ministry of Science and Technology Gets New Vice Minister

By Zhao Runhua and Lin Yunshi / May 14, 2019 06:28 PM / Politics & Law

Photo: VCG

Photo: VCG

A key state department that spearheads and facilitates national innovation has announced a major personnel shift.

Wang Xi, a materials scientist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has replaced 61-year-old Zhang Jianguo as a vice minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The 52-year-old Wang was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009 as the youngest new member that year. He graduated from Tsinghua University’s department of physics in 1987.

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