Ren Jianxin, male, Han nationality, is a native of Xiangfen County, Shanxi Province. He was born in 1925 and studied at Beijing University.
Ren spent a distinguished career in law. He was intimately involved in the drafting of many of China's basic laws. He began his career as a clerk in the General Office of the Committee of Political Science of Law of the CPC Central Committee. He later worked in the Legal Affairs Department of the China Council for Promotion of International Trade. In 1988, became president of the Supreme People's Court, a position which he held for ten years. Ren's legal scholarship is internationally renown and several of his ideas were incorporated into United Nations and other international law doctrines. In 1997, he became President of the National Judges College.
Ren was a member of the 13th and 14th CPC Central Committees and a member of the Secretariat of the 14th CPC Central Committee. Ren was a delegate to the 15th CPC National Congress.