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

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 4/28/2008
Career Data Updated: 4/28/2008

PHOTO: Li Congjun
Li Congjun 李从军
Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee; President, Xinhua News Agency
Born: 1949

Biography Highlight

Li Congjun, male, Han nationality, is a native of Liuan City, Anhui province. He was born in 1949, joined the CPC in 1983, and graduated from Shandong University as a doctoral candidate. He is a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. He served as the chief of the Zhejiang Publicity Department until 2001 and he became president of the Xinhua News Agency in 2008.

Recent Career Data

2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2008— President, Xinhua News Agency
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007— Secretary, Xinhua News Agency CPC, Party Committee
2007—2008 Vice-President, Xinhua News Agency
2001—2007 Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Publicity Department
1999—2001 Director, CPC, Provincial Committee, Publicity Department Zhejiang Province
1998—1999 Deputy Director, CPC, Provincial Committee, Publicity Department Zhejiang Province
1998—2001 Member, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Zhejiang Province
1983 Joined, CPC

Recent Travel & Appearances

02/28/14 Xinhua president signs momorandum with executive director of UNAIDS #China
10/10/13 World media leaders meet to discuss new media challenges, possibility of global prizes for journalism #China
09/04/13 Xinhua President stresses mainstream media guiding public opinions #China
05/27/13 Israeli president speaks highly of #China's development #Israel
12/14/12 Xinhua News receives UNEP award for Excellence and Leadership in Media and Environment

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