March 19, 2018 / 1:07 AM / 9 months ago

China's Yi Gang nominated as new central bank governor: parliament delegates

Yi Gang, deputy central bank governor of the People's Bank of China, attends a news conference during the ongoing National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliament, in Beijing China March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) - Yi Gang, a vice governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has been nominated to replace Zhou Xiaochuan as the head of the Chinese central bank, parliament delegates told Reuters on Monday.

Liu Kun, a former vice finance minister, has been nominated to replace Xiao Jie as finance minister, parliament delegates said.

The nominations, among others, will be reviewed by the nearly 3,000 delegates attending the National People’s Congress on Monday morning.

Reporting by Coco Li, Shen Yan, Shu Zhang, Christian Shepherd; Writing by Ryan Woo; Editing by Sam Holmes

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