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: 6/11/2007
Career Data Updated: 7/12/2007

PHOTO: Xu Guanhua
Xu Guanhua 徐冠华
Member of the 16th CPC Central Committee, Former Minister of Science and Technology
Born: 1941

Biography Highlight

Xu Guanhua, male, Han nationality, was born in 1941 in Beijing, but his ancestral home is Shanghai. He initially studied forestry, but he subsequently spent many years doing earth sciences research and conducting work on remote sensing applications, principally with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He won several awards for his work.

Recent Career Data

(Awarded title of Outstanding Scientist)
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2001—2007 Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
1998—2001 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
1998—2003 Member, 9th CPPCC, National Committee
1997—1997 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1996—???? Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Presidium of the General Assembly
1996—???? Chairman, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Division of Earth Sciences
1995—1998 Deputy Director, State Science and Technology Commission
1994—1995 Vice-President, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Recent Travel & Appearances

07/30/05 Xu Guanhua met with Thai Science and Technology Minister Korn Thapparansi.
10/12/04 Xu Guanhua and US President's technology advisor John Marburger jointly presided the 11th session of Sino-US Joint Committee of Science and Technology Cooperation.
01/12/04 Xu Guanhua and U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham signed a protocol to jointly develop clean energy technologies for the 2008 Olympics.
09/16/03 Xu Guanhua attended a news conference concerning national high-tech development.
07/07/03 Xu Guanhua signed a memorandum with Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio on cooperation in the fight against SARS.

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