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

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 7/28/2007
Career Data Updated: 1/16/2007

PHOTO: Chen Liangyu
Chen Liangyu 陈良宇
Former Member of the Politburo of the 16th CPC Central Committee, Former Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee
Born: 1946

Biography Highlight

Chen Liangyu, male, 55, Han Nationality, is a native of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. He was born in October 1946, joined the CPC in April 1980 and entered the workforce in August 1963. Chen graduated from the Architecture Department of the People's Liberation Army Institute of Logistics Engineering, where he majored in architectural structure. As a university graduate, he holds the title of Engineer.

Recent Career Data

2002—2006 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2002—2006 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2003 Mayor, People's Government Shanghai Municipality
2002—2006 Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Shanghai Municipality
2001—2002 Acting Mayor, People's Government Shanghai Municipality
1997—2002 Alternate Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1996—2001 Vice-Mayor, People's Government Shanghai Municipality
1992—2002 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Shanghai Municipality
1992—1992 Deputy Secretary-General, CPC, Municipal Committee Shanghai Municipality
1992—1992 Student, The University of Birmingham, College of Public Policy United Kingdom, Birmingham

Recent Travel & Appearances

04/11/08 Former Shanghai Communist Party Chief Chen Liangyu was sentenced to 18 years in jail for bribery and abuse of power.
08/30/07 Chen Liangyu was stripped of his last official post as deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC).
07/26/07 Chen Liangyu was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from all government posts,
09/25/06 Chen Liangyu was sacked for his involvement in a social security fund scandal.
09/19/05 Chen Liangyu attended the opening of Shanghai Week at the 2005 World Exposition in Japan.

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