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)


People's Daily Online


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 12/6/2014
Career Data Updated: 8/4/2014

PHOTO: Zhou Yongkang
Zhou Yongkang 周永康
Former Director of the Public Security Commission of the CPC Central Committee
Born: 1942

Biography

Zhou Yongkang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province. He was born in December 1942, joined the CPC in November 1964 and entered the workforce in September 1966. Zhou graduated from the Survey and Exploration Department of Beijing Petroleum Institute in 1966, where he majored in geophysical survey and exploration. As a university graduate, he holds the title of Senior Engineer with a rank equivalent to that of Professor.

Zhou spent the 1960s and 1970's in the oil sector. By the mid-1980s, he was vice minister of Petroleum Industry and from 1996, general manager of China National Petroleum Corporation. In 1998 he was Minister of Land and Resources and in 1999, secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee. He was Minister of Public Security from 2003 to 2007.

Zhou was an alternate member of the 14th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 15th and 16th CPC Central Committees. He served as State Councilor of the State Council from 2003-2008.

Zhou was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the Politics and Law of Commission of the CPC Central Committee, Director of the Public Security Commission CPC Central Committee and Chairman of 17th CPC Central Committee Politics and Law Committee.

In July 2014, the CPC placed Zhou Yongkang under investigation for suspected "serious disciplinary violation." On Dec. 6 2014, he was arrested and expelled from the CPC.

Career Data

2007—2012 Director, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Central Committee for Comprehensive Management
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2007—2012 Director, CPC, Central Committee, Public Security Commission
2007—2012 Secretary, CPC, Central Committee, Central Politics and Law Commission
2003—2008 Member, State Council CPC, Leading Party Group
2003—2007 Minister, Ministry of Public Security
2003—2008 State Councilor, State Council
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2007 Secretary, Ministry of Public Security CPC, Party Committee
2002—2007 Minister, Ministry of Public Security
2002—2007 Deputy Secretary, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Central Politics and Law Commission
1999—2002 Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Sichuan Province
1998—1999 Secretary, Ministry of Land and Resources CPC, Leading Party Group
1998—1999 Minister, Ministry of Land and Resources
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1996—1998 Secretary, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) CPC, Leading Party Group
1996—1998 General Manager, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
1992—1997 Alternate Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1989—1990 Secretary, Tarim Oil Exploration Campaign Headquarters CPC, Party Committee
1988—1996 Deputy General Manager, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
1988—1996 Secretary, CPC, City Committee Shandong Province, Dongying City
1988—1996 Secretary, Petroleum Administration CPC, Party Committee Shandong Province, Shengli
1988—1996 Director-General, Petroleum Administration Shandong Province, Shengli
1988—1996 Commander, Tarim Oil Exploration Campaign Headquarters
1988—1996 Deputy Secretary, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) CPC, Leading Party Group
1985—1988 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Petroleum Industry
1985—1988 Member, Ministry of Petroleum Industry CPC, Leading Party Group
1983—1985 Mayor, People's Government Liaoning Province, Panjin City
1983—1985 Deputy Secretary, Liaohe Oil Exploration Bureau CPC, Party Committee
1983—1985 Director-General, Liaohe Oil Exploration Bureau
1983—1985 Deputy Secretary, CPC, City Committee Liaoning Province, Panjin City
1979—1983 Deputy Director-General, Liaohe Oil Exploration Bureau
1979—1983 Secretary, Liaohe Oil Exploration Bureau, Drilling Headquarters CPC, Party Committee
1979—1983 Secretary, Liaohe Oil Exploration Bureau, Geophysical Survey Division CPC, Party Committee
1979—1983 Commander, Liaohe Oil Exploration Bureau, Geophysical Survey Division
1976—1979 Deputy Director, Liaohe Oil Exploration Bureau, Political Department
1973—1976 Director, Liaohe Oil Exploration Bureau, Geophysical Survey Division
1970—1973 Secretary, Liaohe Oil Exploration Campaign Headquarters, Geological Survey Regiment CPC, Party Committee
1970—1973 Brigade Leader, Liaohe Oil Exploration Campaign Headquarters, Geological Survey Regiment, Regional Office
1970—1973 Technician, Liaohe Oil Exploration Campaign Headquarters, Geological Survey Regiment
1967—1970 Intern and Technician, No. 673 Factory, Geological Survey Team Heilongjiang Province, Daqing City
1966—1967 Beijing Petroleum Institute Beijing Municipality (Stayed at the Institute waiting for job assignment.)
1964 Joined, CPC
1961—1966 Student, Beijing Petroleum Institute, Survey and Exploration Department Beijing Municipality (Studied geophysical survey and exploration.)


Recent Travel & Appearances

15 Jun 16 Zhou Yongkang's son sentenced to 18 years in prison
27 Jul 15 CPC urges officials to learn from "negative examples" in anti-graft campaign
12 Jun 15 Chinese applaud anticorruption progress as Zhou Yongkang in jail
11 Jun 15 Zhou Yongkang sentenced to life in prison, no limits for anti-corruption
18 Mar 15 China top court said Zhou Yongkang's influence cleared
22 Jan 15 Survey reveals public satisfaction of China's anti-graft campaign
21 Jan 15 China pledges to clean up Zhou Yongkang's adverse impact
08 Dec 14 Chinese military urged to improve work style
08 Dec 14 China's supreme court voices support of decisions to handle Zhou Yongkang
06 Dec 14 Zhou Yongkang arrested, expelled from CPC

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