Wang was elected at the fourth plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee. Twenty-four vice-chairs and 300 standing committee members were also elected by more than 2,100 national political advisers.
Shanxi is home to 452 cultural relics under state-level protection and more than 28,000 ancient architectural sites -- among the highest in all provincial regions.
A police investigation is underway after four masked men broke into a museum in the city of Bath in Southwest England and stole valuable Chinese artifacts.
Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, called on them to do so during his work report on Saturday to 2,149 national political advisers.
On Sept. 18, 1931, the Japanese Imperial Army blew up a section of railway near the city of Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province neighboring Heilongjiang. The incident started a large-scale Japanese invasion of China that would last 14 years.