Chen Jianguo, male, Han nationality, is a native of Rongcheng, Shandong Province. He was born in 1945, joined the CPC in 1966 and completed the cadres training course at the Department of Economics of Shandong University in 1982.
For the first 30 years of his career, Chen worked in Shandong Province in Party and government positions. From 1993 to 1998 he was vice-governor of the Province. Nine years later he was transferred to Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region where he served as secretary of the CPC Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regional Committee from 2002 to 2010 and chairman of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region People's Congress from 2008 to 2010.
Chen was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and is now a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. In 2010, he became Vice-Chairman of the 11th NPC Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee.