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

People's Daily Online


XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 1/22/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/7/2018

PHOTO: Wang Chen
Wang Chen 王晨
Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo; Secretary-General, 12th Standing Committee of the NPC; Director, Cyberspace Administration of China
Born: 1950

Biography

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.

Career Data

2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central Foreign Affairs Commission
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Comprehensively Deepening Reform
2013—2018 Secretary-General, 12th Standing Committee of the NPC
2013—2018 Vice-Chairman, 12th Standing Committee of the NPC
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2011— Director, Cyberspace Administration of China
2008— Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Publicity Department
2008—2011 Director, Information Office of the State Council
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2008 President, People's Daily
2001—2006 Vice-Chairman, All-China Journalists Association
2001—2003 Editor-in-Chief, People's Daily
2000—2001 Deputy Head, CPC, Central Committee, Publicity Department
1998—2003 Member, 9th CPPCC, National Committee
1995—2000 Editor-in-Chief, Guangming Daily
1991—1991 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1986—1995 Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Guangming Daily
1984—1984 Director, Guangming Daily, Labour Department
1984—1986 Director, Guangming Daily, Editorial Office
1982—1984 Deputy Director, Guangming Daily, Labour Department
1982—1984 Journalist, Guangming Daily, Politics and Economics Department
1982 Graduate, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Journalism Department (Received Master's Degree)
1974—1975 Journalist, Guangming Daily, Domestic Department
1973—1974 Cadre, CPC, Prefectural Committee, General Office Shaanxi Province, Yan'an City
1970—1973 Cadre, CPC, County Committee, Publicity Department Shaanxi Province, Yijun County
1969 Joined, CPC


Recent Travel & Appearances

16 Jun 18 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C. and met with the following:
Paul Ryan (Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives )
Chinese senior official visits U.S. on ties
25 May 18 Travelled to Yunnan Province, Kunming City
Senior legislator calls for strengthened control of infectious diseases
09 May 18 Travelled to Hebei Province, Shijiazhuang City
Senior lawmaker stresses legislation to help reform, opening up
04 May 18 Top legislature to inspect on implementation of infectious diseases prevention law
03 May 18 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Hamid Al-Noor Ahmed Mumtaz (Member of the NCP Leadership Office and Minister of Federal Governance of Sudan)
Wang Chen Meets with NCP Cadre Study Group of Sudan
17 Mar 18 14 vice chairpersons elected for 13th NPC Standing Committee
11 Mar 18 3rd plenary meeting of first session of 13th NPC held in Beijing
05 Sep 17 Was in Beijing Municipality
Seminar for Parliamentarians of Developing Countries opens in Beijing
14 Jan 16 NPC deputies in HK, Macao urged to fully support chief executives
03 Sep 13 Legislators to check implementation of compulsory education law #China

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