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

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 5/23/2004
Career Data Updated: 4/28/2008

PHOTO: Tian Congming
Tian Congming 田聪明
Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
Born: 1943
Birthplace: Shaanxi Province, Fugu

Biography Highlight

Tian Congming, male, Han nationality, is a native of Fugu, Shaanxi Province. He was born in 1943, joined the CPC in 1965 and graduated from Beijing Normal University.

Recent Career Data

2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2000—2008 President, Xinhua News Agency
2000— Secretary, Xinhua News Agency CPC, Leading Party Group
1998—2000 Secretary, State Administration of Radio, Film and Television CPC, Leading Party Group
1998—2000 Director, State Administration of Radio, Film and Television
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1990—1998 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Radio, Film and Television
1990—1998 Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Radio, Film and Television CPC, Leading Party Group
1988—1990 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Autonomous Regional Committee Tibet Autonomous Region

Recent Travel & Appearances

12/14/10 Head of mainland journalists' association stresses cross-Strait media cooperation
11/12/07 Tian Congming met with Frank Gonzalez Garcia, president of Cuba's Latin American News Agency Prensa Latina.
08/22/07 Tian Congming met with Kim Chang-ho, minister of Government Information Agency of the Republic of Korea (ROK).
09/28/06 Tian Congming met with Associated Press President Tom Curley.
10/04/04 Tian Congming met with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini.

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