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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/18/2013
Career Data Updated: 12/11/2017

PHOTO: Zhang Baowen
Zhang Baowen 张宝文
Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th NPC
Born: 1946

Biography Highlight

Zhang Baowen, male, Han nationality, is a native of Xingping County, Shaanxi Province. He was born in 1946 and graduated from the English Department of Xi‘an Institute of Foreign Languages in 1968. From 1984 to 1986, he studied at Minnesota University where he majored in agricultural education.

Zhang‘s agricultural background stems from his connection with Northwest China Agricultural University. He served as a professor at the university until 1996, when he became the president of the university.

In 1997, he was made the vice-chairman of the 8th Shaanxi Provincial Committee of the China Democratic League. That same year he served as the vice-chairman and the secretary-general of the 8th China Democratic League Central Committee.

In 2000, he was appointed vice-minister of the Ministry of Agriculture. In 2013 he became Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th NPC.

Recent Career Data

2013—2018 Vice-Chairman, 12th Standing Committee of the NPC
2012—2017 Chairman, China Democratic League, Central Committee
2000— Vice-Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
1998—2003 Deputy Secretary-General, 9th CPPCC, National Committee
1998—2003 Member, 9th CPPCC, National Committee, Standing Committee

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