Zhang Lijun, male, Han nationality, is a native of Huadian County, Jilin province. He was born in 1952, graduated from the Northeast Institute of Industry with a master's of science, and joined the CPC in 1976. He is an economic administrator. In 1969 he served as a worker in the Wenshui production team #2 of the Changweizi commune in Panshi County of Jilin province.
Zhang served as director of the planning department of the State Environmental Protection Administration beginning in 1998, and he was promoted to vice-minister in 2004. He also serves as a member of the leading Party group of the State Environmental Protection Administration. In 2008 he became Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Environmental Protection.