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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.

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