From Bloomberg yesterday:
China reappointed a number of prime financial officers in a management reshuffle Sunday, giving traders higher continuity as Beijing overhauls monetary regulation and grapples with escalating tensions with the US.
Individuals’s Financial institution of China Governor Yi Gang, 65, will stay in his put up, as will the finance and commerce ministers. He Lifeng, a detailed ally of President Xi Jinping, was appointed a vice premier, signaling he might substitute Liu He because the nation’s prime financial official.
The retention of Yi and others — introduced on the Nationwide Individuals’s Congress, the annual parliamentary gathering — stunned analysts who have been anticipating a bigger reshuffle. Many predicted officers with worldwide expertise, just like the PBOC governor, would get replaced by males with nearer private ties to Xi however much less acquainted to world traders.
Preserving a few of the current financial staff in place offers continuity as Beijing creates a robust new monetary regulatory physique and confronts a extra hostile geopolitical atmosphere.
“The truth that the primary technocrats are staying ought to reassure the market and scale back possibilities of errors throughout coverage implementation,” mentioned Qian Wang, Vanguard Group Inc.’s chief Asia-Pacific economist.
Let’s hope. Record of who’s in what positions, right here. And right here is the organizational desk (names to be up to date), from GS:
Supply: GS, Oct 11, 2022
Be aware that Li Keqiang is changed as premier by Li Qiang, and the NRDC’s He Lifeng strikes to vice-premier. Zheng Shanjie strikes to move NRDC, whereas the heads of Finance and Commerce Ministeries keep the identical.