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

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 2/24/2009
Career Data Updated: 2/24/2009

PHOTO: Zou Jiahua
Zou Jiahua 邹家华
Vice-Chairman of the 9th NPC Standing Committee, Former Politboro Member
Born: 1926


Zou Jiahua, male, Han nationality, was born in Shanghai in 1926. His father, Zou Taofen, was a well-known intellectual in the 1930s. Zou Jiahua joined the New Fourth Route Army in 1944 and joined the Party in 1945. He studied in the Soviet Union, and, upon his return to China in 1955, worked as an engineer in Liaoning Province, after which he was assigned to the 1st Ministry of Machine Building.

After 1973, Zou served in increasingly responsible positions in State Council bodies, and became head of the State Planning Commission in 1989. He served as vice-premier from 1992 to 1997. He was an alternate member of the 11th CPC Central Committee, and a member of the 12th, 13th and 14th CPC Central Committees. He was a member of the Politboro of the 14th CPC Central Committee.

Zou was elected vice-chairman of the 9th NPC Standing Committee in March 1998.

Career Data

1999 Member, Macao SAR Preparatory Committee, Government Delegation, Macao Hand-Over Ceremony
1998—2003 Vice-Chairman, 9th NPC
1997—2002 Delegate, 15th CPC, National Congress
1996—???? Head, State Leading Group for Information
1996—???? Director, National Committee on Natural Resources
1993—1998 Member, 8th NPC
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1991—1998 Vice-Premier, State Council
1989—1991 Head, National Development and Reform Commission
1988—1989 Minister, Ministry of Machinery and Electronics Industry
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1986—1988 Minister-in-Charge, State Machine-Building Industry Commission
1982—1987 Member, 12th CPC, Central Committee
1982—1985 Vice-Minister, State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND)
1977—1982 Alternate Member, 11th CPC, Central Committee
1973—1982 Director, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Machine Tool Research Institute
1973—1982 Secretary, First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Machine Tool Research Institute CPC, Party Committee
1973—1982 Deputy Director, Office of National Defense Industry
Director, No.2 Machine Tool Plant Liaoning Province, Shenyang City
1955—???? Chief Engineer, No.2 Machine Tool Plant Liaoning Province, Shenyang City
1945 Joined, CPC
1944 Joined, PLA (New Fourth Route Army)

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