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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/18/2008
Career Data Updated: 3/18/2008

Wu Yi 吴仪
Member of the Politburo of the 16th CPC Central Committee, Former Vice-Premier of the State Council
Born: 1938

Biography Highlight

Wu Yi, female, 63, Han nationality, is a native of Wuhan, Hubei Province. She was born in November 1938, joined the CPC in April 1962 and entered the workforce in August 1962. Wu graduated from the Oil Refinery Department, Beijing Petroleum Institute, where she majored in oil refinery engineering. As a university graduate, Wu has the title of Senior Engineer.

Recent Career Data

2003—2005 Minister, Ministry of Health
2003—2008 Vice-Premier, State Council
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1998—2003 State Councilor, State Council
1998— Member, State Council CPC, Leading Party Group
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2002 Alternate Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1993—1998 Minister, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation
1993—1998 Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation CPC, Leading Party Group

Recent Travel & Appearances

01/03/08 Wu Yi made remarks at a national quality supervision and inspection work conference.
12/12/07 Wu Yi and U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson co-chaired the Third China-U.S. Strategic Economic Dialogue.
12/11/07 Wu Yi attended the 18th China-United States Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting.
11/27/07 Wu Yi delivered a speech at the High Level International Food Safety Forum.
10/21/07 Wu Yi, Zhang Lichang, Cao Gangchuan, Zeng Peiyan were not in the 17th CPC Central Committee.

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