Compiled from the following sources:

People's Daily Online


XINHUA Online (China View)


Photo courtesy Baidu Baike


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/30/2016
Career Data Updated: 3/6/2018

PHOTO: Lu Wei
Lu Wei 鲁炜
Director, Cyberspace Administration of China; Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Propaganda Department
Born: 1960

Biography Highlight

Lu Wei, male, Han nationality, is a native of Chaohu City of Anhui Province. He was born in 1960, and graduated from News Department of Guangxi University. From 2001 to 2004, he was Secretary General of Xinhua News Agency. From 2004-2011 he was Vice-President of Xinhua News Agency. From 2011 to 2014, he was Vice-Mayor of Beijing Municipality. Since 2014, he is Deputy Director of the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China. From 2014 to 2016 he was Director of the Central LSG for Internet Security and Informationization (also known as the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs).

Recent Career Data

2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Internet Security and Informationization
2014— Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Propaganda Department
2014—2016 Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Internet Security and Informationization
2013—2014 Deputy Director, Information Office of the State Council
2011—2013 Vice-Mayor, People's Government Beijing Municipality
2011—2013 Member, CPC, Municipal Committee, Standing Committee Beijing Municipality
2011—2013 Director, CPC, Municipal Committee, Publicity Department Beijing Municipality
2004—2011 Vice-President, Xinhua News Agency
2001—2004 General Manager, Xinhua News Agency
2001—2004 Secretary-General, Xinhua News Agency

Recent Travel & Appearances

10/19/18 Former vice publicity chief stands trial for bribery
11/21/17 Deputy Minister of CPC Publicity Department Lu Wei under probe
12/18/15 2nd World Internet Conference concludes with initiative
09/24/15 China's Internet policy chief urges China-U.S. cooperation in cybergovernance

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