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.
|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|
|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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