Shen Haixiong appointed as new head of CCTV

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Shen Haixiong appointed as new head of CCTVShen Haixiong appointed as new head of CCTV

Veteran journalist Shen Haixiong has been appointed as the new head of China Central Television (CCTV), the 12th director of the state television broadcaster.

The 50-year-old worked for 26 years at Xinhua News Agency and later served as a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee and Head of the Guangdong Publicity Department from 2015.

Shen succeeds Nie Chenxi, who was appointed CCTV head in 2015.