Wang Chen, male, Han nationality, is a native of Beijing. He was born in 1950, and joined the work force and the CPC in 1969. Wang graduated from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
In 1995 Wang became editor-in-chief of the Guangming Daily and later held the same position at People's Daily, where he later became president.
Wang Chen was a member of the 16th, 17th and 18th CPC Central Committees and is currently a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee. He served as Director of the Information Office of the State Council from 2008 - 2011. In 2011, he became Director of the State Internet Information Office. In 2013 he became Secretary-General and Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th NPC. In 2017 he beame a Member of the Politburo of the 19th CPC Central Committee.