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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)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/21/2013
Career Data Updated: 3/21/2013

PHOTO: Chen Lei
Chen Lei 陈雷
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; Minister, Ministry of Water Resources
Born: 1954

Biography Highlight

Chen Lei, male, Han nationality, is a native of Beijing. He was born in 1954 and joined the CPC in 1980. Chen is a postgraduate of the Department of Irrigation and Water Conservancy of the North China Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power.

Recent Career Data

2013— Minister, Ministry of Water Resources
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2013 Minister, Ministry of Water Resources
2005—2007 Member, CPC, Autonomous Regional Committee, Standing Committee Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
2005—2007 Executive Vice-Chairman, Autonomous Region People's Government
2005—2005 Vice-Chairman, Autonomous Region People's Government Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
2004—2005 Member, Three Gorges Project Construction Committee
2001—2004 Member, Ministry of Water Resources CPC, Leading Party Group
2001—2004 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Water Resources

Recent Travel & Appearances

11/08/11 More Chinese counties to get irrigation improvements
06/19/11 China in crucial moment in flood control, says minister
05/23/11 China to spend almost four times as much on water conservancy over next 10 years: official
02/18/11 Chinese official: South-to-north water diversion project helps relieve drought
01/30/11 China to launch strict water protection measures, fight shortages: minister Chen Lei

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