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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/29/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/29/2018

PHOTO: Chen Lei
Chen Lei 陈雷
Minister, Ministry of Water Resources
Born: 1954

Biography

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.

Chen Lei has held leading positions with the Ministry of Water Resources, in the China Irrigation and Drainage Company, as well as in the Comprehensive Development Management Center. He was appointed vice-minister of the Ministry of Water Resources in 2001.

He was Minister of the Ministry of Water Resources from 2007 to 2018 and he was also a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee.

Career Data

2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Finance and Economy
2013—2018 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—2005 Vice-Chairman, Autonomous Region People's Government Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
2005—2007 Executive Vice-Chairman, Autonomous Region People's Government
2005—2007 Member, CPC, Autonomous Regional Committee, Standing Committee Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
2004—2005 Member, Three Gorges Project Construction Committee
2001—2004 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Water Resources
2001—2004 Member, Ministry of Water Resources CPC, Leading Party Group
2000—2001 Director, Ministry of Water Resources, Planning Department
1996—2000 Director, Ministry of Water Resources, Rural Water Conservancy Department
1995—1996 Executive Deputy Director, Ministry of Water Resources, Comprehensive Development Management Center
1995—1995 General Manager, Ministry of Water Resources, China Irrigation and Drainage Company
1993—1995 Deputy General Manager, Ministry of Water Resources, China Irrigation and Drainage Company
1992—1993 Manager, Ministry of Water Resources, China Irrigation and Drainage Company, Project Planning Department
1989—1992 Associate Manager, Ministry of Water Resources, China Irrigation and Drainage Company, Project Planning Department
1985—1989 Clerk, Ministry of Water Resources, China Irrigation and Drainage Company, Technology Department
1982—1985 Graduate Student, North China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower
1980—1982 Teacher, North China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower


Recent Travel & Appearances

16 Mar 13 Premier Li nominates new cabinet members #China
08 Nov 11 More Chinese counties to get irrigation improvements
19 Jun 11 China in crucial moment in flood control, says minister
23 May 11 Travelled to Jilin Province, Changchun City
China to spend almost four times as much on water conservancy over next 10 years: official
18 Feb 11 Chinese official: South-to-north water diversion project helps relieve drought
30 Jan 11 China to launch strict water protection measures, fight shortages: minister Chen Lei
21 Jul 10 Wen Jiabao presided over the executive meeting of the State Council.
05 Jan 10 Hui Liangyu called for greater efforts to fight droughts and flood disasters, and especially the disasters brought by the recent cold snap.
18 Sep 09 Hu Jintao and topleaders attended the Fourth Plenary Session of the 17th Communist Party of China Central Committee.
18 Sep 09 Hu Jintao and topleaders attended the Fourth Plenary Session of the 17th Communist Party of China Central Committee.

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