The appointment of Shao Xinyu comes as the leadership is seeking to promote more officials with science and technology backgrounds.
Shao Xinyu, who was made a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering for his research achievements, has been appointed to the standing committee of Hubeiâs provincial Communist Party committee, the newspaper Hubei Daily reported on Thursday.
Shao, 55, was named a vice governor of Hubei last year. The latest appointment makes him the only one among the provinceâs seven vice governors to sit on the top decision-making body.
Shao, whose research has been widely applied to car, aircraft and ship manufacturing, previously served as vice minister of science and technology from 2021 to 2022.