Yu Zhengsheng has encouraged the religious circle and followers to play a positive role in China's modernization drive.
China's leaders on Tuesday morning celebrated the New Year of 2013 with political advisors in Beijing.
Top Chinese leaders including Xi Jinping on Sunday watched Peking Opera at the National Center for the Performing Arts in a gala to celebrate the New Year.
A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official has stressed fully implementing the spirit of the 18th CPC National Congress and keeping close ties with the country's non-communist parties.
Yu Zhengsheng, in the eyes of his colleagues, is a man who does not follow routines.
Vowing not to rest on past laurels, the new leadership of the Communist Party of China has promised to take decisive steps to end corruption, improve living standards, forge closer links with people and continue with reforms.
The reshuffling of key positions within the Communist Party of China continued with the announcement of two new Party chiefs in two municipalities.
Zhang is a three-term member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee who has run four administrative regions - Jilin, Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces, and the Chongqing municipality.
member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.