Chen Zhili -- Vice-chairwoman of NPC Standing Committee

08:12, March 17, 2008


Chen Zhili is elected vice-chairwoman of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee during the fifth plenary meeting of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 15, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

The following is a biographical sketch of Chen Zhili, who was elected vice-chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) on Saturday.

Chen Zhili

Female, ethnic Han, born in November 1942, native of Xianyou of Fujian Province; joined Communist Party of China (CPC) in January 1961; started working in September 1964; graduate of Shanghai Institute of Silicate of China Academy of Sciences; holds a master's degree; associate research fellow.

Member of CPC Central Committee; vice-chairwoman and member of Leading Party Members' Group of Standing Committee of 11th NPC; vice-president of Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG).

1959-1964 Studied at Physics Department of Fudan University, majoring in solid-state physics

1964-1968 Postgraduate studies at Shanghai Institute of Silicate of China Academy of Sciences (joined "four clean-up" work team from 1965 to 1967)

1968-1970 Worked at Danyang Lake Farm affiliated to No. 6409 Army Unit of People's Liberation Army (PLA)

1970-1980 Intern, associate research fellow at Shanghai Institute of Silicate of CAS

1980-1982 Visiting scholar at material research institute of University of Pennsylvania, United States

1982-1984 Assistant research fellow of Shanghai Institute of Silicate of CAS, and deputy secretary of CPC Committee of the institute

1984-1988 Deputy secretary and secretary of CPC committee of Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Work Committee; head of Publicity Department of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee

1988-1989 Member of Standing Committee, and head of Publicity Department, of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee

1989-1991 Deputy secretary and head of Publicity Department of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee

1991-1997 Deputy secretary of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee

1997-1998 Secretary of Leading Party Members' Group of State Education Commission and deputy director of the commission

1998-2003 Minister of Education, secretary of the ministry's Leading Party Members' Group

2003-2008 State Councilor, member of Leading Party Members' Group of State Council; first vice-president of BOCOG, deputy secretary of Leading Party Members' Group of BOCOG

2008- Vice-chairwoman, member of Leading Party Members' Group, of Standing Committee of 11th NPC, vice-president of BOCOG.

Alternate member of 13th and 14th CPC central committees; member of the 15th, 16th and 17th CPC central committees; vice-chairwoman of Standing Committee of 11th NPC.

Source:Xinhua

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