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: 3/29/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/29/2018

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

Biography

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.

Yang Chuantang was Vice-Chairman of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission from 2006 to 2011 and he was also an alternate member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee.

He was a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and served as Minister of the Ministry of Transport from 2013 to 2018.

Career Data

2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Finance and Economy
2013—2018 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
2001—2003 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Autonomous Regional Committee Tibet Autonomous Region
1998—2003 Administrative Vice-Chairman, Autonomous Region People's Government Tibet Autonomous Region
1996—1998 Student, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Graduate School, Market Economics Department
1994—2003 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Autonomous Regional Committee Tibet Autonomous Region
1993—1995 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1993—1996 Administrative Vice-Chairman, Autonomous Region People's Government Tibet Autonomous Region
1993—1994 Member, CPC, Autonomous Regional Committee, Standing Committee Tibet Autonomous Region
1993—1993 Member, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Shandong Province
1993—1993 Student, CPC, Provincial Committee, Party School Shandong Province (Training Course, Economic Management)
1992—1993 Commissioner, CPC, Prefectural Committee, Administrative Office Shandong Province, Dezhou Prefecture
1992—1993 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Prefectural Committee Shandong Province, Dezhou Prefecture
1988—1988 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1987—1992 Secretary, CYLC, Provincial-Level Shandong Province
1987—1992 President, Young Cadres Management College Shandong Province
1987—1987 Deputy Secretary, CYLC, Provincial-Level Shandong Province
1985—1987 Secretary, Qilu Petrochemical Corp., Ethylene Production Headquarters CPC, Party Committee Shandong Province
1984—1987 Deputy Secretary, Qilu Petrochemical Corp. CPC, Party Committee Shandong Province
1984—1984 Deputy Secretary, Qilu Petrochemical Corp. CYLC, Institutional Level Shandong Province
1983—1984 Deputy Chief, Qilu Petrochemical Corp., Ethylene Production Headquarters, Administrative Office Shandong Province (Section of Secretaries)
1981—1983 Student, Shandong Normal University, Chinese Department, Cadres Training Division Shandong Province
1978—1981 Deputy Group Chief, Qilu Petrochemical Corp., Ethylene Production Headquarters, Production Division Shandong Province
1975—1978 Vice Party Secretary, Shengli Petrochemical Complex, No. 2 Fertilizer Plant CPC, Party Committee Shandong Province, Shengli
1975—1978 Acting Secretary, Shengli Petrochemical Complex, No. 2 Fertilizer Plant CPC, Party Committee Shandong Province, Shengli
1975—1978 Clerk, Shengli Petrochemical Complex, No. 2 Fertilizer Plant CYLC, Institutional Level Shandong Province, Shengli
1975—1978 Worker, Shengli Petrochemical Complex, No. 2 Fertilizer Plant Shandong Province, Shengli
1975—1975 Worker, Shandong Province (Huanghe Farm, Third Division)
1972—1975 Soldier, PLA, Regions, Jinan Military Region, Shandong Military District Shandong Province, Jinan City (Production and Construction Corps)


Recent Travel & Appearances

07 Apr 17 Travelled to USA, Florida, Palm Beach and met with the following:
Donald Trump (U.S. President)
Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences
01 Apr 16 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C. and met with the following:
Barack Obama (President of the United States)
Xi meets Obama on sidelines of 4th Nuclear Security Summit
30 Mar 16 Travelled to Czechoslovakia, Prague and met with the following:
Milos Zeman (Czech President)
President Xi, Czech counterpart attend China-Czech Economic Roundtable in Prague
14 Mar 16 Chinese minister of transport attends press conference on sidelines of 4th session of 12th NPC
07 Jun 15 China beefs up search for shipwreck victims' remains
16 Apr 15 Travelled to Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and met with the following:
Warren Truss (Australian Deputy Prime Minister)
China, Malaysia, Australia agree to double search zone of MH370
21 Mar 15 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Hage Geingob (President of Namibia)
Special Envoy of President Xi Jinping Yang Chuantang Attends Inauguration Ceremony of Namibian President
21 Apr 14 #China drafts law to protect navigation channels
16 Mar 13 Premier Li nominates new cabinet members #China
29 Dec 12 While improved, transport capacity remains insufficient, considering the booming demand.

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