Jia Qinglin, male, 62, Han nationality, is a native of Botou, Hebei Province. He was born in March 1940, joined the CPC in December 1959 and joined the workforce in October 1962. He graduated with a specialty in electric motor and appliance design and manufacturing from the Department of Electric Power of Hebei Engineering College. As a university graduate, he holds the title of Engineer.
In the 1960s, Jia worked in Hebei Province and later in the 1960s was active in the CYLC of the 1st Ministry of Machine Building Industry in Beijing. After service as general manager, China National Machinery and Equipment Import Export Corporation, he moved to Fujian, where he became governor. Jia moved to Beijing in the mid 1990s, eventually becoming mayor of Beijing and secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee.
Jia was a member of the 14th, 15th and 16th CPC Central Committees and a standing committee member of the Politburo of the 16th Central Committee. Jia is currently a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the 17th Central Committee. He is also chairman of 11th CPPCC National Committee.