China promotes governor of troubled Xinjiang to top energy post

December 31, 2014 7:41 AM

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China promotes governor of troubled Xinjiang to top energy post

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has promoted the ethnic Uighur governor of the troubled far western region of Xinjiang to the country's top energy policy body, Chinese media reported on Wednesday, but left unclear who would replace him.

Nur Bekri will become director of the National Energy Administration, and also a deputy head of the planning body the National Development and Reform Commission, respected business magazine Caixin said on its website.

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