Born in 1944. Native of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.
Graduated from Financial Department of Central Institute of Finance and Banking, Beijing in 1966.
1968-1980: Served as deputy director of Grain Bureau, and deputy director of Financial Office, of Yongsheng County, Yunnan Province.
1980-1983: Magistrate of Yongsheng County.
1983-1985: Deputy commissioner of Lijiang Administrative Office, Yunnan.
1985-1991: Vice governor of Yunnan Province.
1991-1995: Vice minister of Finance.
1995: Deputy secretary general of State Council.
1995-1998: Vice mayor of Beijing.
1997: Elected deputy secretary of CPC Beijing Municipal Committee.
1998: Appointed director of State Administration of Taxation.
March 2003: Appointed minister of Finance.