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: 6/2/2003
Career Data Updated: 2/23/2009

PHOTO: Ren Jianxin
Ren Jianxin 任建新
Vice-Chairman of the 9th CPPCC National Committee
Born: 1925


Ren Jianxin, male, Han nationality, is a native of Xiangfen County, Shanxi Province. He was born in 1925 and studied at Beijing University.

Ren spent a distinguished career in law. He was intimately involved in the drafting of many of China's basic laws. He began his career as a clerk in the General Office of the Committee of Political Science of Law of the CPC Central Committee. He later worked in the Legal Affairs Department of the China Council for Promotion of International Trade. In 1988, became president of the Supreme People's Court, a position which he held for ten years. Ren's legal scholarship is internationally renown and several of his ideas were incorporated into United Nations and other international law doctrines. In 1997, he became President of the National Judges College.

Ren was a member of the 13th and 14th CPC Central Committees and a member of the Secretariat of the 14th CPC Central Committee. Ren was a delegate to the 15th CPC National Congress.

Career Data

1998—2003 Vice-Chairman, 9th CPPCC, National Committee
1997—2002 Delegate, 15th CPC, National Congress
1997—1998 President, China Law Society
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1992—1997 Secretary, Political Science and Law Committee of the State Council
1992—1997 Honorary Chairman, World Jurists Association
1988—1992 President, Supreme People's Court
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1985—???? Member, World Peace Through Law Center, Executive Committee
1983—1988 Vice-President, Supreme People's Court
1983—1988 Vice-President, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
1971—1981 Director, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Legal Affairs Department
Secretary-General, Maritime Arbitration Commission
1959—1966 Secretary-General, Foreign Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
1949—1959 Clerk, State Council Bureau of Legislative Affairs
1949—1959 Clerk, Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council
1949—1959 Clerk, CPC, Central Committee, Political Science and Law Committee
1946—1948 Student, Beijing University Beijing Municipality

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