Li Zhanshu, male, Han nationality, is a native of Pingshan County, Hebei Province. He was born in 1950, entered the work force in 1972 and joined the CPC in 1975.
Li spent much of his career in Party leadership roles at the county and provincial levels in Hebei Province. He later became secretary-general of the CPC Hebei Provincial Committee. Next he was transferred to Shaanxi Province, where he became secretary of the CPC Xian Municipal Committee. In 2004 he was transferred to Heilongjiang province, where he has held a series of senior positions.
Li was a deputy to the 8th NPC and an alternate member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. In 2004 he became deputy secretary of the CPC Heilongjiang Provincial Committee and vice-governor of Heilongjiang Province. From 2008 to 2010 he served as Governor of Heilongjiang Province.
He was Secretary of the CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee from 2010 to 2012 an alternate member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. In 2012, he became Director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and a member of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee.
In 2017 he was named as a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the 19th CPC Central Committee. In 2018 he became Chairman of the 13th Standing Committee of the NPC.