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: 3/21/2013
Career Data Updated: 3/21/2013

PHOTO: Yang Chuantang
Yang Chuantang 杨传堂
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; Minister, Ministry of Transport
Born: 1954

Biography Highlight

Yang Chuantang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Yucheng, Shandong province. He joined the CPC in June 1976 and started working in June 1972, having an educational background of on-the-job graduate. Yang began his career at the No. 2 Fertilizer Plant of the Shengli Petrochemical Complex of Shandong province, where he served as vice Party secretary until 1978. He transferred to the Qilu Petrochemical Corporation, where he served as deputy secretary of the CYLC committee in 1984. Subsequently, Yang was transferred to Tibet, where he held the position of administrative vice-chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Regional Government. He was elected vice-governor of Qinghai province in 2003. In 2004 he became secretary of the CPC Tibet autonomous regional committee.

Recent Career Data

2013— Minister, Ministry of Transport
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2006—2011 Vice-Chairman, State Ethnic Affairs Commission
2004—2006 Chairman, Autonomous Region People's Government Tibet Autonomous Region
2004—2006 Secretary, CPC, Autonomous Regional Committee Tibet Autonomous Region
2004—2004 Governor, People's Government Qinghai Province
2003—2004 Vice-Governor, People's Government Qinghai Province
2003—2004 Acting Governor, People's Government Qinghai Province
2002—2007 Alternate Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee

Recent Travel & Appearances

03/14/16 Chinese minister of transport attends press conference on sidelines of 4th session of 12th NPC
06/07/15 China beefs up search for shipwreck victims' remains
04/16/15 China, Malaysia, Australia agree to double search zone of MH370
03/21/15 Special Envoy of President Xi Jinping Yang Chuantang Attends Inauguration Ceremony of Namibian President
04/21/14 #China drafts law to protect navigation channels

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