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

XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/31/2009
Career Data Updated: 3/31/2009

PHOTO: Zhang Zuoji
Zhang Zuoji 张左己
Member of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Heilongjiang Provincial Committee, Director of the 11th CPPCC Economic Committee
Born: 1945

Biography

Zhang Zuoji, male, Han nationality, is a native of Bayan, Heilongjiang Province. Zhang was born in 1945, graduated from Heilongjiang University and joined the CPC in 1972.

Zhang spent ten years in political roles in the 5th Ministry of Machine-Building. In 1987, he joined the Ministry of Labor and Personnel. He subsequently held the position of vice-mayor of Xi'an and was appointed Minister of Labor an Social Security in 1998. From 2003 - 2007 he was Governor of Heilongjiang Province.

Zhang was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He is currently a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee.

Career Data

2008— Director, CPPCC, National Committee, Economics Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2004—2007 Governor, People's Government Heilongjiang Province
(Author of "A Review of Labor Systems in Three East European Countries")
(Author of "The Reality, Difficulties and Countermeasures")
(Author of "Chinese Labor System in Reform")
2003—2003 Vice-Governor, People's Government Heilongjiang Province
2003— Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Heilongjiang Province
2003— Member, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Heilongjiang Province
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2000—2000 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1998—2003 Minister, Ministry of Labor and Social Security
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
1995—1995 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1994—1998 Deputy Secretary-General, State Council
1993—1994 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Labor
1991—1993 Vice-Mayor, People's Government Shaanxi Province, Xi'an City
1988—1993 Director, Ministry of Labor, Labor Force Administrative and Employment Department
1987—1988 Deputy Director, Ministry of Labor and Personnel, Labor Bureau
1985—1987 Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Ordnance Industry CPC, Party Committee
1982—1985 Deputy Chief, Ministry of Ordnance Industry, Publicity Department
1980—1982 Secretary, 5th Ministry of Machine-Building Industry CPC, Party Committee, Publicity Department
1979—1980 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1977—1980 Secretary, 5th Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Political Department
1972 Joined, CPC
1968—1977 (Vice-President, Party School, CPC State No.123 Factory Committee)
1966 Graduate, Heilongjiang University, Russian Specialties Department Heilongjiang Province


Recent Travel & Appearances

25 Oct 17 Xi presents new CPC central leadership, roadmap for next 5 years
24 Nov 09 Travelled to Peru, Lima and met with the following:
Alan Garcia (President of Peru)
Jia Qinglin met with Peruvian President Alan Garcia.
23 Nov 09 Travelled to Peru, Lima and met with the following:
Luis Alva (President of the Congress of Peru)
Jia Qinglin met with Luis Alva, president of the Congress of Peru.
21 Nov 09 Travelled to Philippines, Manila and met with the following:
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (President of the Philippines)
Jia Qinglin met with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
19 Nov 09 Travelled to Philippines, Manila and met with the following:
Juan Ponce Enrile (President of the Philippine Senate)
Jia Qinglin met with Juan Ponce Enrile, president of the Philippine Senate.
18 Sep 09 Hu Jintao and topleaders attended the Fourth Plenary Session of the 17th Communist Party of China Central Committee.
18 Sep 09 Hu Jintao and topleaders attended the Fourth Plenary Session of the 17th Communist Party of China Central Committee.
25 Feb 09 Jia Qinglin addressed the fourth meeting of the Standing Committee of the 11th CPPCC National Committee.
31 Oct 08 Travelled to Shaanxi Province, Xi'an City
Hu Jintao inspected Shaanxi Province.
27 Feb 08 Hu Jintao delivered an important speech at the Second Plenary Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee.

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