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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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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.

Career Data

(Awarded title of Outstanding Scientist)
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2001—2007 Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
1998—2003 Member, 9th CPPCC, National Committee
1998—2001 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
1997—1997 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1996—???? Chairman, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Division of Earth Sciences
1996—???? Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Presidium of the General Assembly
1995—1998 Deputy Director, State Science and Technology Commission
1994—1995 Vice-President, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1993—1994 Director, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Remote Sensing
1991— Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1985—1993 Director, Chinese Academy of Forestry Sciences, Natural Resources Information Institute
1984 Joined, CPC
1984 Joined, CPC
1979—1981 Visiting Scholar, Stockholm University Sweden, Stockholm
1979—1981 Visiting Scholar, Umea University Sweden, Umea
1978—1985 Researcher, Chinese Academy of Forestry Sciences
1972—1978 Teacher, Xi'an Geology College Shaanxi Province, Xi'an City
1964—1972 Researcher, Chinese Academy of Forestry Sciences
1959—1964 Student, Beijing Forestry University, Forestry Department Beijing Municipality

Recent Travel & Appearances

25 Feb 09 Jia Qinglin addressed the fourth meeting of the Standing Committee of the 11th CPPCC National Committee.
27 Feb 07 Hu Jintao attended the annual National Science-Technology Prize Awarding Ceremony.
02 Feb 07 Li Changchun delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of a seminar for the ministers on the Selected Works of Jiang Zemin.
26 Jan 07 Wen Jiabao presided over the 9th plenary meeting of the State Council to discuss a draft of the government work report.
15 Dec 06 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Henry Paulson (U.S. Treasury Secretary)
Carlos Gutierrez (U.S. Commerce Secretary)
Hu Jintao met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.
07 Dec 06 Hu Jintao addressed 2006 Central Economic Work Conference.
09 Nov 06 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Mikhail Fradkov (Prime Minister of Russia)
Wen Jiabao and Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Yefimovich Fradkov attended the closing ceremony of the "Year of Russia".
11 Oct 06 Was in Beijing Municipality
Hu Jintao made a keynote speech at the 6th plenary session of the 16th CPC Central Committee.
15 Aug 06 Hu Jintao addressed a meeting on studying the selected works of Jiang Zemin.
26 Jul 06 Wen Jiabao delivered a speech at a national television meeting of the State Council.

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