Minister of Finance
China's national legislature on Thursday
removed Finance Minister Jin Renqing from office and appointed his
Xie Xuren, born in 1947, former
director of the State Administration of Taxation, was appointed by the
Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to replace
"Jin Renqing submitted
a letter of resignation by himself," according to government briefing.
President Hu Jintao
signed a presidential decree of approval for the replacement and made it
public the same day.
Also on Thursday, the
State Council appointed Jin Renqing as vice-president of Development
Research Center of the State Council, Xiao Jie as director of the State
Administration of Taxation replacing Xie.
Xie Xuren, born in
Ningbo City, east China's Zhejiang Province in October 1947, was named as
director of the State Administration of Taxation in March 2003.
Xie joined the
Communist Party of China in July 1980. He started work in June 1967 at
Zhenhai Machinery Factory, Ningbo City.
From September 1981 to
January 1984, he studied in Zhejiang University and majored in industrial
From January 1984, Xie
served as deputy county head of Yuyao County, Zhejiang Province, head and
vice secretary of the county committee of the CPC of Yinxian County,
From September 1985, he
was deputy director of Zhejiang Provincial Planning and Economic Committee
and director of the province's economic information center.
From May 1990, Xie
worked in the Ministry of Finance as vice director of policy and program
department, vice director of budget department, director of policy and
From March 1995, Xie
served as Assistant Minister of Ministry of Finance, vice-minister of
finance and president of the Agricultural Development Bank of China and
vice-director of the State Economic and Trade Commission.
In March 2003, he was
appointed Director of the State Administration of Taxation.
In September of 2007, he was
appointed as Minister of Finance.
Xinhua News Agency August
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