Compiled from the following sources:

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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

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 5/23/2003
Career Data Updated: 5/24/2010

PHOTO: Zhu Rongji
Zhu Rongji 朱镕基
Former Premier of the State Council, Politboro Standing Committee Member of the 15th CPC Central Committee
Born: 1928


Zhu Rongji, male, Han nationality, was born in 1928 in Changsha, Hunan Province. He attended middle school there, and then went to Qinghua University where he majored in electrical engineering. Zhu worked in the State Planning Commission from 1952 to 1969, and from 1970 to 1975 he was assigned to a "May 7th Cadre School" during the Cultural Revolution. He then worked in the petroleum industry before being assigned to the State Economic Commission in 1979, where he served as vice-minister from 1983 to 1987.

Zhu was appointed mayor of Shanghai in 1987 and oversaw the economic development of that city, including transformation of the Pudong District into a thriving economic zone. He was appointed vice-premier of the State Council in 1991 and served concurrently as governor of the central bank. Zhu became premier in March 1998. His administration has been characterized by efforts to reform state enterprises and control inflation.

Zhu has been a Politboro standing committee member since 1993. He became head of the State Steering Group on Science, Technology and Education in 1998, and, in 1997, he became chairman of the State Council Three Gorges Project Construction Committee.

Career Data

1999 Member, Macao SAR Preparatory Committee, Government Delegation, Macao Hand-Over Ceremony
1998—???? Chairman, Three Gorges Project Construction Committee
1998—???? Head, State Steering Group of Science, Technology and Education
1998—2003 Premier, State Council
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
1993—1995 Governor, People's Bank of China
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
1991—1992 Director, Production Office of the State Council
1991—1998 Vice-Premier, State Council
1991—1993 Director, State Economic and Trade Office
1987—1991 Mayor, People's Government Shanghai Municipality
1987—1992 Alternate Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1987—1991 Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Shanghai Municipality
1987—1991 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Shanghai Municipality
1983—1987 Vice-Minister, State Economic Commission
1982—1983 Member, State Economic Commission
1979—1982 Division Chief, State Economic Commission
1975—1979 Director, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Industrial Economics Research Institute
1975—1979 Deputy Chief Engineer, Ministry of Petroleum Industry, Pipeline Bureau
1970—1975 Worker, Cultural Revolution, May 7th Cadre School
1958—1969 Engineer, National Development and Reform Commission
1952—1958 Deputy Division Chief, National Development and Reform Commission
1951 Graduate, Tsinghua University, Electrical Engineering Department Beijing Municipality
1949 Joined, CPC

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10 Aug 09 Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin attended the cremation ceremony of Zhuo Lin, widow of China's late leader Deng Xiaoping.
23 Jan 09 Hu Jintao paid visits to former leaders of the state and the CPC to extend new year greetings.
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