Cheng Siwei, vice-chairman of the 10th NPC Standing Committee
Vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
Born in 1935, native to Xiangxiang, Hunan Province, a senior engineer.
Studied at the South China University, Guangzhou City, in 1951-52, and at the South China Institute of Engineering in 1952-56.
Served successively as a technician of the Shenyang Institute of Chemical Engineering in 1956-58; technician at the North China Designing Institute of the Ministry of Chemical Industry and the Tianjin Institute of Chemical Engineering in 1958-73, a technician at the Institute of Petrochemical Engineering of the Ministry of Chemical Industry, and an engineer of the Inorganic Chemicals Department of the Ministry of Chemical Industry in 1973-1981.
Studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, with a MBA in 1981-1984.
Served as a senior engineer and chief engineer of the Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Chemical Industry in 1984-88; vice president and chief engineer of the Scientific Research Institute of the Ministry of Chemical Industry in 1988-93; deputy chief engineer of the Ministry of Chemical Industry in 1993-1994; and vice minister of Chemical Industry in 1994-1997;
Chairman of the China Democratic and National Construction Association Central Committees in 1996-1998.
Member of the 6th and 7th National Committees of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC);
Deputy to the 9th NPC; vice chairman of the 9th NPC Standing Committee in 1998-2003.