Senior officials of the State Council take an oath of allegiance to the Constitution at a ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 29, 2020. The ceremony was held in the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in downtown Beijing and overseen by Premier Li Keqiang. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A total of 31 senior officials of the State Council took an oath of allegiance to the Constitution at a ceremony on Tuesday.
The ceremony was held in the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in downtown Beijing and overseen by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
The officials were appointed to 28 State Council departments between December 2019 and September this year.
Xiao Jie, state councilor and secretary-general of the State Council, announced the beginning of the ceremony at around 11 a.m. The officials sang the national anthem and recited the oath of allegiance.
In a speech after the ceremony, Premier Li urged the officials to be loyal to the Constitution and abide by the country's laws, adding that they should serve the people wholeheartedly.
Li also instructed the officials to practice integrity and strict discipline in their work.
Vice premiers Han Zheng, Sun Chunlan, Hu Chunhua and Liu He, and state councilors Wei Fenghe, Wang Yong, Wang Yi and Zhao Kezhi were present at the ceremony. Enditem