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Chen Liangyu Elected Shanghai Mayor
WED, FEB 27, 2002    
Chen Liangyu, acting mayor of Shanghai, was elected Tuesday mayor of this east China metropolis at the fifth session of the 11th Shanghai Municipal People's Congress.

Chen, 56, is a native of Ningbo, east China's Zhejing Province. He studied in the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Logistic Engineering Institute from 1963 to 1968. He also took positions in factories and government bodies.

The newly elected mayor acted as deputy secretary of Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and vice mayor of Shanghai before he was appointed acting mayor of Shanghai on December 2001.

Chen studied at Birmingham University in the Great Britain from January to September 1992.

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