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Xi Jinping extends reach into China's law enforcement with ally's new post

Ying Yong, former Hubei party boss, named as a deputy chief prosecutor

Ying Yong's resume includes a stint as Communist Party boss of Hubei province, taking the post during the initial COVID-19 outbreak in the capital, Wuhan.  

BEIJING -- China's lawmakers on Friday approved installing a loyalist to President Xi Jinping as a deputy chief prosecutor, a move that paves the way for Xi to consolidate control over law enforcement.

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's parliament, has named Ying Yong as a deputy prosecutor-general at the Supreme People's Procuratorate. Ying serves as the deputy Communist Party secretary for the body, Hong Kong newspaper Sing Tao Daily reported.

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