Xu Zhijian, male, Han nationality, is a native of Suixi, Anhui Province. He was born in 1935, graduated from Harbin Military Engineering Institute.
Xu spent 8 years as a manager and party leader in the shipping industry, both in Harbin and at the national level. In 1988, he became a deputy secretary-general to the State Council. After serving on various State Council committees, he was appointed director of the State Council Counsellor's Office.
Xu Zhijian was a member of the 8th CPPCC National Committee.