Li Yuanchao, male, Han nationality, is a native of Lianshui, Jiangsu province. He was born in 1950, and joined the CPC in 1978. He graduated from the math department of Fudan University in 1982, obtained the master's degree of economic management from Peking University in 1986, and received a doctorate of law from the Central Party School in 1998.
Li Yuanchao began his career as a teacher at the Nanchang Middle School and Industry College of the Luwan district in Shanghai. He served as deputy secretary of the CYLC Committee of Fudan University, and secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee of the CYLC. Li Yuanchao is vice-chairman of the China International Culture Communication Center.
Li Yuanchao was an alternate member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He was a Politburo member of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the Secretariat of the 17th CPC Central Committee, and Head of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.
In 2012, he became a member of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee and in 2013 he was elected Vice-President of China.