Yuan Baocheng was elected mayor of Dongguan Wednesday at the first session of the 15th Dongguan Municipal People's Congress, the local legislative body.
Yuan, born in 1964 and a graduate of the Southwest University of Political Science, was the Acting Mayor of Dongguan city, South China's Guangdong Province.
Dongguan's Party Chief Mr. Xu Jianhua (L4), Dongguan new elected mayor Mr. Yuan Baocheng (L5), and six new elected vice mayors.
The Zhejiang Native became an official with Chongqing Academy of Social Science in 1988 after acquiring a postgraduate degree in civil law. He was Party Secretary of Yantian District, Shenzhen between 2009 and 2010. Then he was elected Shenzhen vice mayor in June 2010. He was appointed a Vice mayor and the Acting Mayor of Dongguan,on October 12, 2011 at a session of the Standing Committee of the 14th Dongguan Municipal People's Congress.
He has been described by local media as earnest, modest, polite and professional.
Six vice mayors were also elected.