Cao Jianming, male, Han nationality, is a native of Nantong, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1955, entered the work force in 1972, joined the CPC in 1973, and obtained a postgraduate law degree from East China Politics and Law University in 1986. Cao has had profound achievements in the field of international law. He was once awarded honors such as "homecoming student that has outstanding contributions", "a young and middle-aged expert that has outstanding contributions of the national level", "one of the 10 outstanding legists in China", "one of the 10 talents in universities in Shanghai", and "one of the 10 outstanding youths in Shanghai", among others. He began to enjoy the special government subsidy of the State Council in 1992, and he was selected by the "1 million talents project of China" in 1997. Cao has spent most of his career at East China Politics and Law University, and he served as vice-president of the Supreme People's Procuratorate from 1999-2008. He served as Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate from 2008 20 2018.
Cao Jianming was an alternate member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 17th and 18th CPC Central Committees. In October 2010, he became Chairman of the International Federation of Anti-Corruption Bureau. He is a Member of the 19th CPC Central Committee.