China political star Chen Miner appointed Chongqing party boss: Xinhua

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Posted: Jul 14, 2017 9:56 PM

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has appointed Chen Miner, a rising political star, as the Communist Party boss in the southwestern city of Chongqing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

Chen, along with a number of other swift-rising officials, is considered a prime contender to be promoted into the Standing Committee at China's five-yearly party congress this autumn.

Chen, a trusted confidant of President Xi Jinping, will take over the Chongqing role from Sun Zhengcai, Xinhua said.

(Reporting by Adam Jourdan and Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)