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

People's Daily Online


XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/22/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/22/2018

PHOTO: Liu He
Liu He 刘鹤
Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat; Vice-Premier, State Council
Born: 1952

Biography

Liu He, male, is of Han nationality. He was born in 1952, studied at the Renmin University of China, Seton Hall University and Harvard University. Liu He is a famous economist who has focused on macroeconomics, industrial structure, new economic theory and the information industry. Liu has been innovative in his research in these fields since 1987. In recent years, he has published 200 articles, three of which won the National 1st Science Award. One of the three articles was commended by the leaders of the State Council. He has also published 4 monographs, including research on the concepts and practice of Chinese Industry Policy, the rapid increase of the Chinese Economy, enterprise management and developing economic theory. Liu He has participated in several international conferences on behalf of the Chinese Government in the field of economic development, the tendency of macroeconomy, new economy research and enterprise management system research. Currently he is the most influential middle-aged economist in China.

While working in the State Development Planning Commission, Liu He took charge of the establishment of 11 state industry policies, 5 of which have been issued to the public by the State Council. He also participated in the 8th Five-Year Plan, from 1991-1995, the 9th Five-Year Plan, from 1996-2000, and the 10th Five-Year Plan, from 2001-2005. Currently, Liu is a member of the leadership group of the 10th Five-Year Plan, which covers 2001-2005. He is also a member of the State Development Planning Commission and a leadership group that focuses on state information special planning. In 2011 he became Deputy Director of the Development Research Center of the State Council.

Liu He was a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and in 2013 he was elected as Director of General Office of CPC Central Leading Group for Finance and Economics, and Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission. In 2017 he became a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee and a member of the Secretariat of its Politburo. He was appointed Vice-Premier of the State Council in 2018.

Career Data

2018— Vice-Premier, State Council
2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Finance and Economy
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2013— Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Finance and Economy, General Office
2013— Deputy Director, National Development and Reform Commission
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2011—2013 Deputy Director, Development Research Center of the State Council
2003—2011 Vice-Chairman, China Information Industry Association
2003—2011 Director, China Information Industry Association
2003—2011 Executive Deputy Director, State Information Center
Part-Time Professor, Beihang University (BUAA) Beijing Municipality
Chairman, IBASE Software Company
Chairman, China Social Development Network
Chairman, China Economic Information Network Data Company Ltd. Beijing Municipality
1998—2003 Worker, State Information Center
1994—1995 Researcher, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge (Mesan Project)
1994—1995 Graduate, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge (Received Master's of Public Administration)
1992—1993 Student, Seton Hall University, Business School USA, New Jersey, South Orange
1988—1998 Deputy Director, National Development and Reform Commission, Industry Policy and Long-term Planning Department
1988—1998 Deputy Director, National Development and Reform Commission, Policy Research Office
1987—1988 Researcher, Development Research Center of the State Council
1986 Graduate, Renmin University of China, Industrial Economics Department Beijing, Haidian District (Received Master's Degree of Management)
1982 Graduate, Renmin University of China, Industrial Economics Department Beijing, Haidian District
1978—1987 Teacher, Renmin University of China Beijing, Haidian District
1974—1978 Cadre, Beijing Wireless Factory Beijing Municipality
1974—1978 Worker, Beijing Wireless Factory Beijing Municipality


Recent Travel & Appearances

08 May 20 Liu He had a phone call with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
04 Feb 20 Liu He urges epidemic control efforts during travel rush
17 Jan 20 Li Keqiang holds a symposium with representatives of foreign experts working in China ahead of the Spring Festival
15 Jan 20 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C. and met with the following:
Donald Trump (U.S. President)
Liu He and Donald Trump sign phase-one of China, U.S. trade deal
14 Jan 20 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C. and met with the following:
Kristalina Georgieva (IMF Managing Director)
Thomas Donohue (U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO)
Craig Allen (U.S.-China Business Council President)
Liu He meets with IMF chief, U.S. business leaders
11 Jan 20 Liu He called for efforts to make the Spring Festival travel rush more comfortable and safer.
03 Dec 19 Senior State Council officials pledge allegiance to Constitution
17 Nov 19 Liu He, Chinese chief trade negotiator, held phone talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
11 Oct 19 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C. and met with the following:
Steven Mnuchin (U.S. Treasury Secretary)
Robert Lighthizer (U.S. Trade Representative)
China and the United States achieved substantial progress in multiple areas after holding a new round of high-level economic and trade consultations
10 Oct 19 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C. and met with the following:
Robert Lighthizer (U.S. Trade Representative)
Steven Mnuchin (U.S. Treasury Secretary)
Liu He attends a new round of high-level economic and trade consultations with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington D.C.

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