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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 7/21/2008
Career Data Updated: 7/21/2008

PHOTO: Gao Dezhan
Gao Dezhan 高德占
Standing Committee Member of the 9th NPC, Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee of the 9th NPC
Born: 1932

Biography Highlight

Gao Dezhan, male, Han nationality, is a native of Qixia, Shandong Province. He joined the CPC in 1950. He graduated from the Chemical Industry Department of Dalian Engineering Institute in 1954. He holds the title of Senior Engineer.

Gao entered the workforce in 1954, becoming an engineer and the director of the technical office of the China Sugar Refinery. In the1960s, Gao began working for the Jilin Province government and held several responsible positions. In 1985, he became the Vice-Governor for Jilin Province. He was later governor of the province.

From 1987 to 1993, Gao served as minister at the Ministry of Forestry. In 1993, he became the secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee. Gao won a special gold prize for Chinese greening science and technology in 1993.

Gao was a member of the standing committee of the 9th NPC. At the 9th NPC, he was also chairman of the agriculture and rural affairs Committee. He was an alternate member of the 12th and 13th CPC Central Committees and a member of the 14th CPC Central Committee.

Recent Career Data

1998—2003 Chairman, 9th Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee of the NPC
1998—2003 Member, 9th Standing Committee of the NPC
1997—2002 Delegate, 15th CPC, National Congress
1993—1997 Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Tianjin Municipality
1993 (Awarded, Special Gold Prize for Chinese Greening Science and Technology)
1993—1998 Deputy, 8th NPC
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
Deputy Director, National Greening Committee
1987—1993 Minister, Ministry of Forestry
1987—1992 Alternate Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee

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