Zhou Benshun, male, Han nationality, is a native of Xupu County, Hunan Province. He was born in 1953, joined CPC in 1971 and graduated from Changchun College of Geology (named as Changchun University of Science and Technology since 1997) in 1975. From 2001 to 2003, Zhou served as Secretary of CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Political and Law Committee and Head of Public Security Department of Hunan Province. From 2003 to 2008, he was Deputy Secretary-General of CPC Central Commission of Political Science and Law. In 2008, Zhou was appointed as Secretary-General of Central Commission of Political Science and Law after Former Secretary-General of Central Commission of Political Science and Law, Wang Shengjun, was promoted as President of Supreme People's Court (PRC). He was a Member of 11th NPC Standing Committee and Member of 11th NPC Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee.
He was a Member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and from 2013 to 2015 he served as Secretary of the Hebei CPC Provincial Committee. In 2015 he was dismissed and put under investigation for suspected "severe violation of discipline and the law" by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.