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

XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/17/2010
Career Data Updated: 3/17/2010

PHOTO: Chen Zhili
Chen Zhili 陈至立
Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee; Vice-Chairman, 11th Standing Committee of the NPC; President, All-China Women's Federation; Chairman, Children's Foundation of China
Born: 1942

Biography

Chen Zhili, female, Han nationality is a native of Xianyou County of Fujian Province. She was born in 1942, joined the CPC in 1961 and graduated from Fudan University in 1964. She did her postgraduate work at the Shanghai Institute of Silicate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

A physicist by training, Chen held research positions in the early 1980s, was a visiting scholar at Penn State University in the US from 1980 to 1982. She worked in Shanghai Institute of Silicate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1982-1984, and later served in the publicity department of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee. In 1997, Chen was appointed deputy director of the State Education Commission and one year later, was appointed Minister of Education.

Chen served as State Councilor of the State Council from 2003-2008. She was an alternate member of the 13th and 14th CPC Central Committees and a member of the 15th and 16th CPC Central Committees. She is now a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and a Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 11th NPC. In 2008, she was elected President of the All-China Women's Federation. In 2010, Chen was elected as Chairman of Children’s Foundation of China.

Career Data

2010— Chairman, Children's Foundation of China
2008 Vice-Chairman, Chinese Olympic Committee, Beijing Organizing Committee for the XXIX Olympiad Beijing Municipality
2008— President, All-China Women's Federation
2008—2013 Vice-Chairman, 11th Standing Committee of the NPC
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2003—2008 State Councilor, State Council
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
1999— Vice-Chairman, State Academic Degree Committee
1998— Member, State Steering Group of Science, Technology and Education
1998—2003 Minister, Ministry of Education
1997—1998 Secretary, State Education Commission CPC, Leading Party Group
1997—1998 Deputy Director, State Education Commission
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1992—1997 Alternate Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1989—1997 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Shanghai Municipality
1988—1991 Director, CPC, Municipal Committee, Publicity Department Shanghai Municipality
1988—1989 Member, CPC, Municipal Committee, Standing Committee Shanghai Municipality
1987—1992 Alternate Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1984—1986 Deputy Secretary and Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee, Science and Technology Work Committee Shanghai Municipality
1982—1984 Deputy Secretary, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Silicate CPC, Party Committee
1980—1982 Visiting Scholar, Pennsylvania State University USA, Pennsylvania
1970—1980 Associate Research Fellow, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Silicate Shanghai Municipality
1968—1970 Worker, Cultural Revolution, Sent to the countryside (Danyanghu Farm of NO. 6409 Army, PLA)
1964—1968 Graduate Student, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Silicate (Postgraduate studies.)
1961 Joined, CPC
1959—1964 Graduate, Fudan University, Physics Department Shanghai Municipality


Recent Travel & Appearances

20 Oct 15 Li Yuanchao encourages senior scientists to boost innovation
20 Oct 15 Yu Zhengsheng lauds private enterprisers' poverty relief efforts
19 Feb 13 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Dmitry Mezentsev (Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO))
Secretary-general inauguration ceremony of Shanghai Cooperation Organization #SCO in Beijing
27 Nov 12 Travelled to Fujian Province, Xiamen City
Top lawmaker calls for greater environmental awareness #China
23 Nov 12 Travelled to Russia, Moscow
#China, #Russia vow to advance women's exchanges, cooperation
23 Nov 12 Travelled to Russia, Moscow
Senior #Chinese legislator meets #Russian parliamentarians on ties
13 Sep 12 Travelled to Bulgaria, Sofia and met with the following:
Anastas Anastasov (Vice-President of the National Assembly of Bulgaria)
Chen Zhili, #Bulgarian legislators pledge to expand cooperation #China
05 Sep 12 Travelled to Republic of Korea, Seoul and met with the following:
Chang-hee Kang (Speaker of the South Korean National Assembly)
#China and South Korea agree to step up parliamentary exchanges. #ROK #SouthKorea
05 Sep 12 Travelled to Republic of Korea, Seoul and met with the following:
Hwang-sik Kim (Prime Minister of South Korea)
Chen Zhili meets South Korean PM on bilateral ties. #China #ROK
17 Jul 12 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Elsa Fornero (Italian Minister of Labour, Social Policy and Equal Opportunity)
Senior Chinese legislator meets visiting Italian minister

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