Vice-Chairman of CPPCC National Committee
Following is a biographical sketch of Song Jian:
Song, born December, 1931 in Rongcheng, Shandong province;
joined Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1947; studied at a party school and a school for
training officials specializing in industrial management in 1948 and Harbin Polytechnical
University next year#,followed by studies at Beijing Foreign Languages Institute and
Moscow Bauman Engineering Institute from 1953 to 1960.
From 1960 to 1965, served as deputy chief of Cybernetics
Research Office of Institute of Mathematics under Chinese Academy of Sciences; after 1965,
became deputy director and CPC secretary of an institute, deputy head of Production Office
and vice-president of No.2 Institute of 7th Ministry of Machine-Building Industry.
From 1981 to 1984, director and researcher of Beijing
Information Cybernetics Institute; vice-minister and chief engineer of 7th Ministry of
Machine-Building Industry; vice-minister of Astronautics Industry. Appointed minister of
State Science and Technology Commission in 1985.
Since 1986, Song Jian has been state councillor and
concurrently minister of State Science and Technology Commission.
Alternate member of 12th CPC Central Committee and member of
13th to 15th CPC Central Committees; has been academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences
and academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.