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

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

XINHUA Online (China View)


The Ministry of Commerce


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 2/8/2018
Career Data Updated: 2/25/2017

PHOTO: Zhong Shan
Zhong Shan 钟山
Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee; Minister, Ministry of Commerce; International Trade Representative, Ministry of Commerce
Born: 1955

Biography Highlight

Zhong Shan, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shangyu, Zhejiang. He was born in 1955, joined the CPC in 1974, and completed postgraduate studies in the economics program of the international trade department of Zhejiang University. He obtained a master's degree in economics and he is a senior economist. He served as board chairman and general manager of the Zhejiang Zhongda Group Limited until 1997. He was served as vice-governor of Zhejiang province from 2003-2008. He was vice-minister of the Ministry of Commerce from 2008 to 2017. In 2013 he became the International Trade Representative of the Ministry of Commerce and in 2017 he was named Minister of the Ministry of Commerce. He is a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee.

Recent Career Data

2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2017— Minister, Ministry of Commerce
2013— International Trade Representative, Ministry of Commerce
2008— Member, Ministry of Commerce CPC, Leading Party Group
2008—2017 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Commerce
2003—2008 Vice-Governor, People's Government Zhejiang Province
1997—2003 Secretary, Foreign Trade and Economics Department CPC, Leading Party Group Zhejiang Province
1997—2003 Director, Foreign Trade and Economics Department Zhejiang Province
1987—1997 General Manager, Zhejiang Zhongda Group Limited Zhejiang Province
1987—1994 Secretary, Zhejiang Zhongda Group Limited CPC, Party Committee Zhejiang Province

Recent Travel & Appearances

04/15/18 Chinese, Japanese trade ministers pledge to enhance economic cooperation
03/19/18 Zhong Shan nominated to head China's commerce ministry
03/11/18 China's first import expo booths overbooked
03/11/18 China doesn't want trade war with U.S
03/11/18 China's commerce minister unveils roadmap to upgrade foreign trade

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