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

XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/17/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/17/2018

PHOTO: Li Yuanchao
Li Yuanchao 李源潮
Former Member of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee; Former Vice-President of China
Born: 1950

Biography

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.

Career Data

2017— Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Hong Kong and Macao Work
2017— Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central Foreign Affairs Commission
2013—2018 Vice-President, People's Government People's Republic of China
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2012 Secretary, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat
2007—2012 Head, CPC, Central Committee, Organization Department
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2003—2007 Chairman, Provincial People's Congress, Standing Committee Jiangsu Province
2002—2007 Alternate Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2007 Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Jiangsu Province
2001—2003 Secretary, CPC, City Committee Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
2000—2002 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Jiangsu Province
1998—2003 Member, 9th CPPCC, National Committee
1996—2000 Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Culture CPC, Leading Party Group
1996—2000 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Culture
1993—1996 Deputy Director, Information Office of the State Council, Central Office for Overseas Publicity and Ideological Work
1993—1998 Member, 8th CPPCC, National Committee
1993—1996 Deputy Director, Information Office of the State Council
1991—1995 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1990—1993 Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Propaganda Department
1988—1991 Student, Beijing University, Guanghua School of Management Beijing Municipality
1988—1993 Member, 7th CPPCC, National Committee, Standing Committee
1983—1983 Secretary, CYLC, City-Level Shanghai Municipality
1983—1990 Member, CYLC, Central Committee, Secretariat
1982—1983 Deputy Secretary, Fudan University CYLC, Institutional Level Shanghai Municipality
1982—1983 Teacher, Fudan University Shanghai Municipality
1978—1982 Student, Fudan University, Mathematics Department Shanghai Municipality
1978—1982 Secretary, Fudan University CYLC, Institutional Level Shanghai Municipality
1972—1974 Graduate, Shanghai Normal University, Math Department Shanghai Municipality
1968—1972 Worker, Cultural Revolution, Sent to the countryside Jiangsu Province, Dafeng County (Shanghai Farm)


Recent Travel & Appearances

28 Sep 17 China holds reception to celebrate National Day
20 Sep 17 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Takahiro Yokomichi (Former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan)
Chinese VP urges Japan to improve bilateral ties
17 Sep 17 Liu Yunshan stresses popularization of science
05 Sep 17 Travelled to Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Hohhot City
Li Yuanchao stresses mass organization reform
28 Jul 17 China holds grand gala for PLA 90th birthday celebration
21 Jul 17 Li Yuanchao presents Florence Nightingale Medal to six winners
21 Jul 17 Top Chinese leaders visit military exhibition
05 Jun 17 Li Yuanchao calls for training of young Marxists
31 May 17 Li Yuanchao calls on children's organization to realize Chinese dream
25 May 17 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Tawfiq Al-Tirawi (Member of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement of Palestine)
China supports early solution of Palestinian issue

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