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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/1/2015
Career Data Updated: 6/1/2015

PHOTO: Ma Jiantang
Ma Jiantang 马建堂
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; Vice-President, Chinese Academy of Governance
Born: 1958


Ma Jiantang, male, is of Han nationality. He was born in 1958, attended Shandong University and Nankai University, and received a doctorate from the graduate school of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1988.

Ma began working at the development research center of the State Council in 1988, and in 1996 he became a researcher and director of the general department of the State Economic and Trade Commission. Ma Jiantang has been a consulate of the Beijing Municipal Government, and a part-time professor at Beijing Normal University, Renmin University, and Shandong University. He has won notable prizes in his field, including the Sun Yefang Economic Science Award.

He served as deputy secretary of the State-owned Assets Supervision Administration Commission from 2003-2008. From 2008 to 2015 he was head of the National Bureau of Statistics. In 2014 he became a Member of 18th CPC Central Committee. He was named Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Governance in 2015.

Career Data

2015— Vice-President, Chinese Academy of Governance
2014—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2012—2017 Alternate Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2008—2015 Director, National Bureau of Statistics
2003—2008 Deputy Secretary, State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission
Won, (Sun Yefang Economic Science Award)
Honored, (Highest National Award in the Field of Economics)
Honored, (Certificate of Outstanding Contribution by the State Council)
Professor, Renmin University of China Beijing, Haidian District
Professor, Shandong University Shandong Province
Professor, Beijing Normal University Beijing Municipality
Member, Beijing Youth Federation
Standing Director, China Market Society
Consulate, People's Government Beijing Municipality
1996—2003 Researcher, State Economic and Trade Commission, General Department
1996—2001 Director, State Economic and Trade Commission, General Department
1988—1996 Worker, Development Research Center of the State Council
1986—1988 Graduate, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Received Doctorate)
1982—1985 Graduate Student, Nankai University Tianjin Municipality
1978—1982 Student, Shandong University, Economics Department Shandong Province

Recent Travel & Appearances

04 Apr 18 State Council appoints, removes officials
07 May 15 China appoints senior officials
18 Jan 13 National Bureau of Statistics chief says sound economic relations benefit both China and Japan as well as the global economy.
21 Jan 10 Ma Jiantang attended a press conference- China's GDP expands 8.7 pct in 2009.
24 Dec 09 Ma Jiantang briefed the media on the outcome of second China Economic Census.
19 Jan 09 Wen Jiabao made remarks during the second plenary meeting of the State Council, or the Cabinet.
22 Dec 08 Wu Bangguo presided over the First plenary session of the sixth session of the 11th NPC Standing Committee.
10 Dec 08 Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao addressed the three-day annual Central Economic Work Conference.
12 Oct 08 Hu Jintao delivered an important speech at the third Plenary Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee.
23 Sep 08 Ma Jiantang has been appointed head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Xie Fuzhan was transferred to head the Research Office of the State Council.

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