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Kaohsiung Deputy Mayor Hsu Li-ming named acting mayor

2018/04/17 22:30:13

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Taipei, April 17 (CNA) The Executive Yuan approved Tuesday the nomination of Kaohsiung Deputy Mayor Hsu Li-ming (許立明) as acting mayor of the southern Taiwanese port city starting April 20.

After accepting his new post, Hsu said he will continue the city development programs initiated by outgoing Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊), bringing a perfect conclusion to Chen's 12-year tenure as head of the Kaohsiung municipal administration.

Chen, whose term as mayor ends at the end of this year, has been appointed Presidential Office secretary-general by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to fill the position left vacant by Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), who was made foreign minister in a Cabinet reshuffle in late February.

Chen, 67, is slated to assume her new post on April 23.

(By Wang Shwu-fen and Romulo Huang)