Tian Congming, male, Han nationality, is a native of Fugu, Shaanxi Province. He was born in 1943, joined the CPC in 1965 and graduated from Beijing Normal University.
Tian's early career was spent in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, where he held positions with Xinhua News Agency for six years. In the 1980's Tian held Party positions in the CPC Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Committee, and in 1990 he moved to Beijing to become vice-minister in the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television. In 2000 he was appointed president of Xinhua News Agency's leading Party group.
Tian Congming is a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee.