Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed Luo Zhaohui as China’s new ambassador to India, in accordance with a decision from the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the top legislature.
Prior to the Indian assignment Luo, 54, was China’s ambassador to Canada from 2014 to 2016, Xinhua reported.
Before that, Luo served as director general of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2014, according to the website of the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.
Former Chinese ambassador to India Le Yucheng left New Delhi in April, according to the website.
Xi has also appointed new ambassadors to six other countries.
He Xiangdong was appointed ambassador to South Sudan, replacing Ma Qiang. Zhou Pingjian was appointed ambassador to Nigeria, replacing Gu Xiaojie. Xiong Bo was appointed ambassador to Cambodia, replacing Bu Jianguo.
Sun Weidong was appointed ambassador to Turkmenistan, replacing Xiao Qinghua. Xiao Qinghua was appointed ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, replacing Qi Dayu. Li Xiaosi was appointed ambassador to Austria, replacing Zhao Bin.