Wu Bangguo, male, 60, Han nationality, is a native of Feidong County, Anhui Province. He was born in July 1941. Wu joined the CPC in April 1964 and joined the workforce in September 1966. He graduated from the Department of Radio Electronics of Tsinghua University, having specialized in electron tube studies. As a university graduate, he holds the title of Engineer.
In the 1970s, Wu worked in the electronics field in Shanghai and in the 1980s, became active in Party affairs in the city, becoming secretary of the CPC Shanghai municipal committee. Moving to Beijing to assume senior Party post, he also became vice premier of the State Council.
Wu was an alternate member of the 12th and 13th CPC Central Committees, a member of the 14th CPC Central Committee and a member of the Politburo of the 14th CPC Central Committee. At the 4th Plenary Session of the 14th CPC Central Committee, Wu was elected as an additional member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee. He was a member of the 15th CPC Central Committee and of its Politburo. In 2003, he gave up the position of vice-premier and became chairman of the standing committee of the NPC.
Wu was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the 16th Central Committee. He also served as vice-premier of the State Council and a member of the State Council's Leading Party Group. He was Secretary of the Work Committee of Large Enterprises of 16th the CPC Central Committee.
Currently, Wu is a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee.