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Fu Tieshan, vice-chairman of the 10th NPC Standing Committee

Vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.

Born in 1931, a native of Qingyuan, Hebei Province.

Studied at a preparatory Catholic school and from Department of Theology and Philosophy of Beijing Wensheng College in Beijing in 1941-56; served as a priest at Xishiku (Pehtang) Catholic Cathedral and bishop of Catholic Diocese of Beijing in 1956-79.

Served as bishop of Catholic Diocese of Beijing, council member of China Welfare Fund for the Handicapped; council member and vice chairman of Chinese Association for International Understanding; and a Standing Committee member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and vice chairman of Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association in 1979-92.

Vice chairman and chairman of Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association; chairman of Beijing Patriotic Catholic Association; vice chairman of 9th CPPCC Beijing Municipal Committee; bishop of Catholic Diocese of Beijing; vice president of Chinese Association for International Understanding, vice president of the Beijing Branch of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries in 1992-98 and;

Chairman of Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, chairman of Beijing Patriotic Catholic Association, and bishop of Catholic Diocese of Beijing, vice president of Chinese Association for International Understanding and vice chairman of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) since 1998.

Standing Committee member of the 8th and 9th National People's Congress (NPC), and member of Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee of the 9th NPC and a Standing Committee member of 6th and 7th CPPCC National Committees.

Author of Chinese-English Glossary of Everyday Catholic Terms.

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