HARBIN, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Wang Xiankui was appointed acting governor of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province Friday.
Wang, 58, was appointed at the 19th session of the Standing Committee of the 11th Heilongjiang Provincial People's Congress in Harbin, the provincial capital.
The session also accepted the resignation of Li Zhanshu, former governor of Heilongjiang and now Communist Party chief of the southwestern Guizhou Province.
Wang is a native of Cangxian County in the northern Hebei Province. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1974.
Wang served as deputy CPC chief of the northwestern Gansu Province between April 2003 and October 2006. He was deputy CPC chief of the eastern Jiangxi Province from October 2006 to August 2010.