Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

People's Daily Online

XINHUA Online (China View)

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/22/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/22/2018

PHOTO: Zhou Xiaochuan
Zhou Xiaochuan 周小川
Former Governor of the People's Bank of China
Born: 1948


Zhou Xiaochuan, male, Han nationality, is a native of Yixing City of Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1948 and graduated from Beijing Chemical Engineering Institute with a Bachelor Degree in 1975 and Tsinghua University with a Doctorate Degree in 1985.

Zhou spent his career working in China's leading trade and finance organizations. He served as a vice-governor of the People's Bank of China and governor of the China Construction Bank. In 2000 he was appointed chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission.

Zhou was a member of the 16th and 17th CPC Central Committees. From 2002 to 2018 Zhou served as Governor of People's Bank of China.

Career Data

2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Internet Security and Informationization
2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Finance and Economy
2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Comprehensively Deepening Reform
2013—2018 Vice-Chairman, 12th CPPCC, National Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2003— Chairman, Chinese Monetary Policy Committee
2002—2018 Secretary, People's Bank of China CPC, Party Committee
2002—2018 Governor, People's Bank of China
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2000—2002 Chairman, China Securities Regulatory Commission
2000— Member, People's Bank of China, Monetary Policy Department
1998—2000 Governor, China Construction Bank
1997— Member, Chinese Monetary Policy Committee, 1st Council
1996—1998 Vice-Governor, People's Bank of China
1995—1998 Director, State Administration of Foreign Exchange
1992—1992 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1991—1995 Executive Member, Bank of China, Board of Directors
1991—1998 Member, People's Bank of China CPC, Party Committee
1991—1995 Vice-Governor, Bank of China
1986 Joined, CPC
1986—1986 Director, State Commission for Restructuring the Economy, China Economic Restructuring Research Institute
1986—1989 Assistant to Minister, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade
1986—1991 Member, State Commission for Restructuring the Economy
1985 Graduate, Tsinghua University Beijing Municipality
1981—1985 Engineer, Beijing Institute of Automation, No.1 Research Office Beijing Municipality
1978—1981 Student, Beijing Institute of Automation Beijing Municipality
1975—1978 Technician, Beijing Institute of Automation, No.4 Research Office Beijing Municipality
1975 Graduate, Beijing Chemical Engineering Institute Beijing Municipality

Recent Travel & Appearances

19 Mar 18 Yi Gang endorsed as China's central bank governor
09 Mar 18 Curbing financial risk remains central task in China
09 Mar 18 China not in hurry to develop digital currency
09 Mar 18 China already in phase of stabilizing leverage ratio
15 Mar 17 Was in Beijing Municipality
China cuts U.S. treasury holding in January
10 Mar 17 Policy guidance for outbound investment necessary
10 Mar 17 Press conference on financial reform and development held in Beijing
10 Mar 17 China's forex reserve decline normal
29 Jun 16 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Maurice Loustau-Lalanne (Secretary of State of the Republic of Seychelles)
China, Seychelles mark 40th anniv. of establishment of diplomatic ties
12 Mar 16 Press conference about financial reform and development held in Beijing

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