Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

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 Highlight

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.


Recent 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

Recent Travel & Appearances

12/12/14 Chen Deming visits SE China's Taitung
12/09/14 Chinese mainland top negotiator meets chairman of Taiwan-based SEF
02/27/14 Mainland, #Taiwan negotiators hold 10th round of talks #China
02/26/14 #Mainland, #Taiwan negotiators meet ahead of talks
12/02/13 ARATS president meets KMT honorary chairman in #Taipei #China

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