Hua Jianmin, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1940, joined the CPC in 1961, and graduated from the Gas Turbine Program in the Dynamics Department of Tsinghua University. Hua has held leading posts in the Shanghai Municipal Planning Committee and in the early 1990s he served as vice-mayor of Shanghai.
Hua Jianmin served as Secretary-General and State Councilor of the State Council from 2003-2008. He was a member of the 16th and 17th CPC Central Committees. In 2008 he became a Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 11th NPC and in 2009 he became President of the Red Cross Society of China.