Qian Zhengying, female, Han nationality, is a native of Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province. She was born in 1923 and studied at Datong University.
Qian spent her career in water conservancy engineering. She worked for both civilian and military agencies. In 1952, she became vice-minister of the Ministry of Water Conservancy and Power. She later became minister of the agency, a position which she held for almost 30 years.
Qian served as vice-chairman of the 7th, 8th and 9th CPPCC National Committees. She was also member of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th CPC Central Committees.
|2000||(Awarded China Engineering Science and Technology Prize)|
|1998—2003||Vice-Chairman, 9th CPPCC, National Committee|
|1993—1998||Vice-Chairman, 8th CPPCC, National Committee|
|1992—1997||Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee|
|1988—1993||Vice-Chairman, 7th CPPCC, National Committee|
|1987—1992||Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee|
|1982—1987||Member, 12th CPC, Central Committee|
|1977—1982||Member, 11th CPC, Central Committee|
|1972—1977||Member, 10th CPC, Central Committee|
|1952—1988||Minister, Ministry of Water Conservancy and Power|
|1950—1952||Deputy Head, Committee for Harnessing Huaihe River|
|1949—????||(Deputy Head, Department of Water Conservancy, East China Military Administrative Committee)|
|1948—1950||Secretary, Yellow River Management Bureau Shandong Province|
|1948—1950||Deputy Director, Yellow River Management Bureau Shandong Province|
|1945—1948||Director, (Director, Front Engineering Division, Department of Army Service Station, East China Military Command)|
|1945—1948||Section Chief, Water Conservancy Bureau (Jiangsu-Anhui Border Regional Government)|