Zhang Dejiang -- Vice-premier of State Council

08:09, March 18, 2008


Zhang Dejiang is approved as vice-premier of China's State Council at the seventh plenary meeting of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 17, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

The following is a biographical sketch of Zhang Dejiang, who was on Monday approved Chinese vice-premier at the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC):

Zhang Dejiang

Male, ethnic Han, native of Tai'an, Liaoning Province, born in November 1946. Joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in January 1971 and began working in November 1968. Graduated from the Department of Economics, Kim Il Sung University, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). With a university education.

Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, vice-premier of the State Council and member of its Leading Party Members' Group.

1968-1970 Worked as an educated youth sent to the countryside at Taiping Brigade, Luozigou Commune, Wangqing County, Jilin Province

1970-1972 Member of the Publicity Group of Wangqing County Revolutionary Committee, Jilin Province, and secretary of its Communist Youth League branch

1972-1975 Student of Yanbian University majoring in the Korean language

1975-1978 Deputy secretary of the general Party branch of the Department of the Korean Language, Yanbian University, member of the standing committee of the university's Party Committee and vice-chairman of its Revolutionary Committee

1978-1980 Student of the Department of Economics of Kim Il Sung University of the DPRK, and secretary of the CPC branch committee of Chinese students studying at the university

1980-1983 Member of the standing committee of the Party Committee and vice-president of Yanbian University

1983-1985 Deputy secretary of the CPC Municipal Committee of Yanji, Jilin Province, member of the standing committee of the CPC Committee of Yanbian Prefecture, and concurrently deputy secretary of the CPC Committee of Yanji

1985-1986 Deputy secretary of the CPC Committee of Yanbian Prefecture, Jilin Province

1986-1990 Vice-minister of civil affairs and deputy secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the ministry

1990-1995 Deputy secretary of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee and concurrently secretary of the CPC Committee of Yanbian Prefecture

1995-1998 Secretary of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee and chairman of the Standing Committee of the Jilin Provincial People's Congress

1998-2002 Secretary of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee

2002-2007 Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee

2007-2008 Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee

2008- Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, vice-premier of the State Council and member of its Leading Party Members' Group.

Alternate member of the 14th CPC Central Committee, member of the 15th, 16th and 17th CPC central committees, and Political Bureau member of the 16th and 17th CPC central committees.

Source:Xinhua

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