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

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/7/2004
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Cheng Siwei
Cheng Siwei 成思危
Vice-Chairman of the 10th NPC Standing Committee, Chairman of the China Democratic National Construction Association
Born: 1935

Biography

Cheng Siwei, male, Han nationality, is a native of Xiang City, Hunan province. He was born in 1935, graduated from UCLA in the USA, and obtained a master's degree. Cheng is a senior engineer and a member of the China Democratic National Construction Association.

Cheng Siwei is chairman of the China Soft-Science Research Society and director of the science management division of the China National Natural Science Foundation.

Career Data

2003— Director, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Science Management Division
Chairman, China Soft-Science Research Society
2003— Vice-Chairman, 10th Standing Committee of the NPC
1996— Chairman, China Democratic National Construction Association, Central Committee
1994—1996 Vice-Chairman, China Democratic National Construction Association, Central Committee
1994—1996 Deputy Director, Ministry of Chemical Industry
1988—1993 Vice-Chairman, Ministry of Chemical Industry, Science and Technology Research Institute
1984—1993 Chief Engineer, Ministry of Chemical Industry, Science and Technology Bureau
1981—1983 Graduate, University of California USA, California, Los Angeles (Recieved Master's Degree)
1973—1981 Engineer, Petrochemical Engineering Research Institute, Petroleum Chemistry Division
1958—1973 Engineer, Tianjin Chemical Engineering Research Institute Tianjin Municipality
1956—1958 Worker, Shenyang Chemical Engineering Research Institute Liaoning Province, Shenyang City

Recent Travel & Appearances

27 Nov 10 Travelled to Mexico, Mexico City and met with the following:
Arturo Nunez Jimenez (Vice-Chairman of the Mexican Senate)
Vice chairman of Mexican senate praises Sino-Mexican cooperation
12 Feb 10 Hu Jintao and top leaders attended the gathering, held by the Central Committee of the CPC and the State Council.
11 Feb 10 Hu Jintao and other senior Party and government officials visited a number of former leaders and extended their best wishes to them, ahead of the Lunar New Year.
10 Feb 10 Hu Jintao made a speech during a meeting with representatives of non-communist parties.
05 Feb 10 Xi Jinping addressed the Chinese Lunar New Year reception for retired senior cadres and veteran comrades of Communist Party of China.
01 Oct 09 Hu Jintao addressed the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
30 Sep 09 Wen Jiabao and top leaders attended a grand reception to mark the founding anniversary of the People's Republic.
28 Sep 09 Hu Jintao and other top leaders watched a large-scale musical epic.
24 Jan 09 Hu Jintao and Chinese leaders attended a grand gathering to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival, or Lunar New Year.
22 Jan 09 Hu Jintao attended a meeting with representatives of non-communist parties ahead of the Spring Festival.
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