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

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 10/31/2008
Career Data Updated: 10/31/2008

PHOTO: Gu Xiulian
Gu Xiulian 顾秀莲
Vice-Chairman, 10th Standing Committee of the NPC
Born: 1936


Gu Xiulian, female, Han nationality, is a native of Nantong, Jiangsu Province. She was born in 1936.

In the mid-1960s, Gu was assigned to work in the Ministry of Textile Industry because of her experiences with grassroots units. In 1973, at the age of 36, she was elevated to the position of vice-minister of the State Planning Commission. The year before, she was appointed the vice-minister of the State Family Planning Commission.

In 1982, Gu became the secretary of the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee. The following year, she was elected the governor of Jiangsu Province. In assuming the governorship, Gu became the first female provincial governor. Four years later, she was re-elected governor of the province. Her growing status led her to become a member of the CPC Central Committee at the Party's 13th National Congress.

Gu Xiulian was a member of the All-China Women's Federation since the late 1990s. She was appointed president in 2003, and she served as vice-chairman of the 10th NPC standing committee in that same year.

Gu Xiulian was a member of the 12th-15th CPC Central Committees.

Career Data

2003—2008 President, All-China Women's Federation
2003— Vice-Chairman, 10th Standing Committee of the NPC
1999—???? Vice-President, China Women's Development Fund
1998—2003 Vice-President, All-China Women's Federation
1998—2003 Deputy, 9th NPC
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1989—1998 Secretary, Ministry of Chemical Industry CPC, Leading Party Group
1989—1998 Minister, Ministry of Chemical Industry
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1983—???? Governor, People's Government Jiangsu Province
1982—1989 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Jiangsu Province
1982—1987 Member, 12th CPC, Central Committee
1982—1989 Chairman, Commission for Restructuring the Economy Jiangsu Province
1977—1982 Alternate Member, 11th CPC, Central Committee
1973—1982 Deputy Director, National Population and Family Planning Commission

Recent Travel & Appearances

31 Mar 10 Hu Jintao bid farewell to former commander of the Air Force of the PLA Zhang Tingfa.
07 Mar 10 Hu Jintao addressed a gathering marking the 100th anniversary of the International Women's Day.
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.
05 Feb 10 Xi Jinping addressed the Chinese Lunar New Year reception for retired senior cadres and veteran comrades of Communist Party of China.
28 Dec 09 Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin and other top leaders bade farewell to Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme.
20 Oct 09 Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin consoled a relative of Lu Zhengcao, the last one of New China's first 57 generals, during Lu's funeral service.
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.

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