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: 6/11/2007
Career Data Updated: 7/12/2007

PHOTO: Xu Guanhua
Xu Guanhua 徐冠华
Member of the 16th CPC Central Committee, Former Minister of Science and Technology
Born: 1941


Xu Guanhua, male, Han nationality, was born in 1941 in Beijing, but his ancestral home is Shanghai. He initially studied forestry, but he subsequently spent many years doing earth sciences research and conducting work on remote sensing applications, principally with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He won several awards for his work.

Xu became vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1994, vice-minister of the State Science and Technology Commission in 1994, and vice-minister of science and technology in 1998, before being appointed minister of science and technology in February 2001.

Xu was a member of the 15th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 9th CPPCC National Committee.

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