SHIJIAZHUANG, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Xu Qin was elected governor of north China's Hebei Province Wednesday, the provincial legislature said.
He was elected at the sixth session of the 12th Hebei Provincial People's Congress.
Xu, who was born in 1961, graduated from the Beijing Institute of Technology with a major in optoelectronics, according to the Hebei website.
He had worked with the National Development and Reform Commission and earned a doctorate from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University before moving to south China's Shenzhen in 2008, where he was mayor from June 2010 to March 2017.
He was appointed vice governor and acting governor of Hebei earlier this month at a session of the standing committee of the provincial legislature.