On 11 October 2019, it was announced by Hunan CCP Committee that former Tianjin Vice Mayor Yao Laiying (姚来英) has been appointed Hunan CCP Standing Committee (CCPSC) member and Hunan State-owned Asset Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) Party Secretary.
Before this latest appointment, Yao was the youngest vice mayor in the northern port city. He spent his entire career until now in Tianjin, in the city’s finance system all the way up to reach the position of Tianjin Bureau of Finance Director-General in 2013. He was appointed Tianjin Vice Mayor in January 2018 during the first round of vice-provincial appointments across China right after the 19th Party Congress.
Yao is the second “southward” Tianjin official in the past year. In November 2018, former Tianjin Vice Mayor Zhao Haishan (赵海山) was appointed Hubei Vice Governor.