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

People's Daily Online


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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/16/2013
Career Data Updated: 3/16/2013

PHOTO: Wen Jiabao
Wen Jiabao 温家宝
Former Member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee; Former Premier of the State Council
Born: 1942

Biography

Wen Jiabao, male, Han nationality, is a native of Tianjin. He was born in September 1942, joined the CPC in April 1965 and entered the work force in September 1967. Wen graduated from the Beijing Institute of Geology with a specialty in geological structures. He has done postgraduate work and is an engineer.

Early in his career, Wen served in Gansu Province and in the 1980s moved to Beijing, where he became a senior official at the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources.

Wen was a member of the 13th CPC Central Committee, an alternate member of the Secretariat of the 13th CPC Central Committee, a member of the 14th CPC Central Committee, an alternate member of the Politburo of the 14th CPC Central Committee and a member of the Secretariat of the 14th CPC Central Committee. He was a member of the Politburo and the Secretariat of the 15th CPC Central Committee.

Wen was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He was also secretary of the Financial Work Committee of the 16th CPC Central Committee.

Wen was premier of the State Council from 2003 - 2013 and a member of its Leading Party Group. He was also a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the 17th Central Committee Finance and Economy Leading Small Group.

Career Data

2007—2012 Chairman, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Finance and Economy
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2003—2013 Secretary, State Council CPC, Leading Party Group
2003—2013 Director, State Energy Commission
2003—2013 Premier, State Council
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
1998—2003 Secretary, CPC, Central Committee, Work Committee Departments, Financial Work Committee
1998—2002 Secretary, CPC, Central Committee, Work Committee Departments, Financial Work Committee
1998—2003 Member, State Council CPC, Leading Party Group
1998—2003 Vice-Premier, State Council
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1992—1993 Secretary, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Work Committee of Central Government Departments
1992—1993 Director, 14th CPC, Central Committee, General Office
1992—1993 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat
1992—1997 Alternate Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1987—1992 Alternate Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat
1987—1992 Secretary, 13th CPC, Central Committee, Work Committee of Central Government Departments
1986—1993 Director, CPC, Central Committee, General Office
1985—1986 Deputy Director, 12th CPC, Central Committee, General Office
1983—1985 Member and Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Land and Resources CPC, Leading Party Group
1983—1985 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Land and Resources
1982—1983 Director, Ministry of Land and Resources, Policy and Law Research Office
1982—1983 Member, Ministry of Land and Resources, Policy and Law Research Office CPC, Leading Party Group
1981—1982 Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Land and Resources, Provincial Geological Bureau Gansu Province
1979—1981 Deputy Section Head; Engineer, Ministry of Land and Resources, Provincial Geological Bureau Gansu Province
1978—1979 Deputy Head, Ministry of Land and Resources, Provincial Geological Bureau, Geomechanics Survey Team Gansu Province
1978—1979 Member, Ministry of Land and Resources, Provincial Geological Bureau, Geomechanics Survey Team CPC, Party Committee Gansu Province
1968—1978 Technician and Political Instructor, Ministry of Land and Resources, Provincial Geological Bureau, Geomechanics Survey Team Gansu Province
1965—1968 Student, Beijing Institute of Geology Beijing Municipality (Postgraduate major in geological structure)
1965 Joined, CPC
1960—1965 Student, Beijing Institute of Geology, No. 1 Department of Geology and Minerals (Majored in geological surveying and prospecting.)


Recent Travel & Appearances

17 Mar 13 1st session of 12th NPC holds closing meeting #China
15 Mar 13 Xi Jinping shakes hands with Wen Jiabao #China
06 Mar 13 Premier Wen bids farewell, expresses gratitude #China
05 Mar 13 12th National People's Congress (#NPC) starts annual session; new leadership expected
05 Mar 13 Wen stresses concrete action in addressing environmental woes #China
05 Mar 13 Wen suggests new gov't expanding domestic demand #China
05 Mar 13 Premier Wen delivers gov't work report #China
05 Mar 13 #China to control scale of megacities in urbanization drive: Wen
05 Mar 13 #China to optimize government expenditures: Wen
05 Mar 13 Wen suggests new gov't expanding domestic demand #China

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