Cai Wu, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wudu County, Gansu province. He was born in 1949, joined the CPC in 1973, and attended Beijing University. Cai has a doctorate in law.
Cai Wu began his career as a lecturer at Beijing University. He was a member of the CYLC Central Committee and the All-China Youth Federation. Cai is now a professor and supervisor of doctoral students at the College of International Relations of the Renmin University of China, and is a senior advisor to the Academic Committee of the College of International Relations of Beijing University.
Cai Wu was appointed Vice-Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee in 1997. In 2005, he became Director of the Information Office of the State Council. He was a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and is now a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee. He served as Minister of the Ministry of Culture from 2013 to 2014.