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Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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XINHUA Online (China View)


Government of the People's Republic of China


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 4/28/2013
Career Data Updated: 4/28/2013

PHOTO: Chen Deming
Chen Deming 陈德铭
President of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS)
Born: 1949

Biography

Chen Deming, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shanghai. He was born in 1949, entered the work force in 1969 and joined the CPC in 1974. Chen has held leading Party posts in Jiangsu Province and Suzhou city, as well as leading positions of the local government. Chen Deming was a delegate to the 9th NPC and the 16th National Congress. He is served as governor of Shaanxi Province from 2005 - 2006 and he was Deputy Director of the State Development and Reform Commission from 2006 - 2007.

He served as Minister of the Ministry of Commerce from 2007 to 2013. He was also an alternate member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. In 2013 he became President of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS).

Career Data

2013— President, Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS)
2007—2013 Secretary, Ministry of Commerce CPC, Leading Party Group
2007—2013 Minister, Ministry of Commerce
2007—2012 Alternate Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2008 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Commerce
2006—2007 Deputy Secretary, National Development and Reform Commission CPC, Leading Party Group
2006—2007 Vice-Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission
2005—2006 Governor, People's Government Shaanxi Province
2004—2006 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Shaanxi Province
2004—2005 Acting Governor, People's Government Shaanxi Province
2002—2004 Vice-Governor, People's Government Shaanxi Province
2002—2007 Delegate, 16th CPC, National Congress
2002—2004 Member, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Shaanxi Province
2001—2002 Member, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Jiangsu Province
1998—2000 Mayor, People's Government Jiangsu Province, Suzhou City
1998—2003 Deputy, 9th NPC
1997—1998 Acting Mayor, People's Government Jiangsu Province, Suzhou City
1997—2002 Deputy Secretary, CPC, City Committee Jiangsu Province, Suzhou City
1996—1997 Director, People's Government, General Office Jiangsu Province
1993—1997 Deputy Secretary-General, People's Government Jiangsu Province
1985—1993 Member, Commerce Department CPC, Leading Party Group Jiangsu Province
1985—1993 Deputy Director, Commerce Department Jiangsu Province
1984—1985 Deputy Director, Commerce Department, General Office Jiangsu Province
1974—1977 Student, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Agricultural Machinery Department Jiangsu Province
1974 Joined, CPC

Recent Travel & Appearances

12 Dec 14 Travelled to Taiwan, Taichung
Chen Deming visits SE China's Taitung
09 Dec 14 Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei and met with the following:
Join-sane Lin (Chairman of Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF))
Chinese mainland top negotiator meets chairman of Taiwan-based SEF
27 Feb 14 Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei and met with the following:
Join-sane Lin (Chairman of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF))
Mainland, #Taiwan negotiators hold 10th round of talks #China
27 Feb 14 Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei and met with the following:
Join-sane Lin (chairman of Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF))
Mainland, #Taiwan ink weather, earthquake agreements #China
26 Feb 14 Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei
#Mainland, #Taiwan negotiators meet ahead of talks
02 Dec 13 Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei and met with the following:
Po-hsiung Wu (Honorary Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT))
ARATS president meets KMT honorary chairman in #Taipei #China
30 Nov 13 Travelled to Taiwan, Taichung
ARATS president visits #Taiwan's seaports #China
29 Nov 13 Travelled to Taiwan, Taichung
ARATS president Chen Deming visits #Taiwan science park #China
13 Aug 13 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Join-sane Lin (Chairman of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation)
Mainland official stresses cross-strait media cooperation #China
21 Jun 13 Travelled to Shanghai Municipality and met with the following:
Lin Join-sane (Chairman of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF))
Mainland, #Taiwan negotiators sign service trade agreement #China


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