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: 3/15/2013
Career Data Updated: 3/15/2013

PHOTO: Zhou Qiang
Zhou Qiang 周强
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; President, Supreme People's Court
Born: 1960

Biography Highlight

Zhou Qiang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Huangmei County, Hubei Province. He was born in 1960, entered the work force in 1976 and joined CPC in 1978. Zhou graduated from Department of Law of Southwest China University of Political Science and Law with a Bachelor Degree in 1982, with a Master Degree in 1985.

Zhou began his political career as co-secretary of the 13th CYLC Central Committee Secretariat in 1995. He later became a member and standing committee member of the Committee for Internal and Judicial Affairs of the 9th NPC in 1998.

Recent Career Data

2013— President, Supreme People's Court
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2010—2013 Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Hunan Province
2010—2013 Chairman, Provincial People's Congress, Standing Committee Hunan Province
2008—2013 Deputy, 11th NPC
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2010 Governor, People's Government Hunan Province
2006—2007 Acting Governor, People's Government Hunan Province
2006—2010 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Hunan Province
2003—2008 Deputy, 10th NPC

Recent Travel & Appearances

11/01/17 China's judicial reform seeks rights guarantee for judges
03/12/17 Death penalties in China only apply in extremely severe cases
03/12/17 Chinese judiciary vows to ensure security, enhance justice
03/12/17 China to step up IPR trials to stimulate innovation
03/12/17 Chinese courts conclude 45,000 graft cases in 2016, implicating 63,000 people

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