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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: 3/24/2009
Career Data Updated: 4/16/2008

PHOTO: Jia Qinglin
Jia Qinglin 贾庆林
Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee; Chairman, 11th CPPCC, National Committee
Born: 1940
Birthplace: Hebei Province, Botou

Biography

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.

Career Data

2008—2013 Chairman, 11th CPPCC, National Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2003—2008 Chairman, 10th CPPCC, National Committee
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1997—2002 Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Beijing Municipality
1997—1999 Mayor, People's Government Beijing Municipality
1996—1997 Vice-Mayor, People's Government Beijing Municipality (also Acting Mayor and Mayor)
1996—1997 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Beijing Municipality
1994—1996 Chairman, Provincial People's Congress, Standing Committee Fujian Province
1993—1996 Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Fujian Province
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1991—1994 Governor, People's Government Fujian Province
1990—1991 Vice-Governor, People's Government Fujian Province (also Acting Governor)
1988—1990 Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee, Work Committee of Departments Fujian Province
1988—1990 President, CPC, Provincial Committee, Party School Fujian Province
1986—1988 Head, CPC, Provincial Committee, Organization Department Fujian Province
1986—1993 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Fujian Province
1985—1986 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Fujian Province
1985—1986 Member, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Fujian Province
1983—1985 Secretary, Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Plant CPC, Party Committee
1983—1985 Director, Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Plant
1978—1983 General Manager, China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corp.
1973—1978 Chief, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Product Management Bureau
1971—1973 Technician, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, General Office, Policy Research Office
1969—1971 Cultural Revolution, May 7th Cadre School Cultural Revolution, Sent to do manual labor Jiangxi Province, Fengxin County
1962—1969 Deputy Secretary, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry CPC
1962—1969 Technician, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Complete Plant Bureau
1959 Joined, CPC
1958—1962 Student, Hebei Engineering College, Department of Electric Power Hebei Province (Majored in electric motor and appliance design and manufacture.)
1956—1958 Student, Shijiazhuang Industrial Management School Hebei Province, Shijiazhuang City (Studied industrial enterprise planning.)

Recent Travel & Appearances

17 Mar 13 1st session of 12th NPC holds closing meeting #China
11 Mar 13 #China unveils lineup of top political advisors #CPPCC
05 Mar 13 12th National People's Congress (#NPC) starts annual session; new leadership expected
05 Mar 13 #China's parliament convenes as new leadership expected
03 Mar 13 #CPPCC convenes annual session, stresses unity, democracy #China
03 Mar 13 Highlights of work report of #China's top political advisory body
01 Mar 13 Jia Qinglin convenes last 11th #CPPCC chairmen meeting #China
27 Feb 13 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Prince Mohamed Bolkiah (Brunei Foreign and Trade Minister)
#China pledges to strengthen ties with #Brunei
26 Feb 13 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Chan Lien (Honorary Chairman of the Kuomintang )
Top Chinese political advisor meets #KMT Honorary Chairman #China
08 Feb 13 Chinese leaders attend Spring Festival reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing


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