Zhou Xiaochuan (1948-), native of Yixing, Jiangsu Province.
1985: Receiving a PhD degree from the Tsinghua University.
1986-87: Acting as the deputy director of China Economic Restructuring Institute, and concurrently a member of the State Council Leadership Group on Economic System Restructuring.
1986-89: Acting as the assistant minister of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation.
1986-91: Acting as a member of the State Economic Restructuring Commission.
1991-95: Acting as vice-governor of the Bank of China (BOC).
1995-96: Acting as director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.
1996-97: Acting as vice-governor of the People's Bank of China, the central bank.
1998-2000: Acting as the governor of the China Construction Bank.
February 2000: Appointed chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission, watchdog of China's stock market.
December 2002: Appointed governor of the People's Bank of China.
Member of the 16th CPC Central Committee.
March 2003: Re-appointed governor of the People's Bank of China.