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

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/27/2003
Career Data Updated: 6/28/2007

PHOTO: Guo Dongpo
Guo Dongpo 郭东坡
Chairman, CPPCC Subcommittee for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Compatriots and Overseas Chinese
Born: 1937

Biography Highlight

Guo Dongpo, male, Han nationality, is a native of Jiangdu, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1937 and joined the CPC in 1960.

Guo has been involved with Chinese international affairs sine he graduated from International Trade Department of Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade in 1963. He has served in numerous positions with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. He was vice-president and also secretary of the Party Committee of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

In the 1990s, he was president of the Macao Bureau of Xinhua News Agency. That same year, he became vice-chairman of the Committee for Drafting the Basic Law of the Macao SAR. Guo‘s Macao activities later led him to an assignment on China-Taiwan affairs.

He was appointed director of the Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs of State Council in 1997. In 1998, he was elected vice-president of the China Overseas Exchanges Association.

Recent Career Data

2003— Chairman, CPPCC, Subcommittee for Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese
1998—???? Vice-President, China Overseas Exchanges Association
Director, Foreign Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2003 Director, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council
1996—1998 President, Economic and Trade Coordination Committee for the Two Sides of the Straits
1995—???? President, China Chamber of International Commerce
1993—1998 Member, 8th CPPCC, National Committee, Standing Committee
President, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
1992—1997 Alternate Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee

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