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Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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People's Daily Online


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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 2/9/2013
Career Data Updated: 3/21/2013

PHOTO: Cai Wu
Cai Wu 蔡武
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; Minister, Ministry of Culture
Born: 1949

Biography

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.

Cai Wu is now a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and Minister of the Ministry of Culture.

Career Data

2013— Minister, Ministry of Culture
2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2008—2013 Minister, Ministry of Culture
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2005—2008 Director, Information Office of the State Council
1997—2005 Vice-Minister, CPC, Central Committee, International Liaison Department
1995—1997 Director, CPC, Central Committee, International Liaison Department, Research Office
1995—1997 Deputy Secretary-General, CPC, Central Committee, International Liaison Department, Research Office
1983—1995 Principal, All-China Youth Federation
1983—1995 Deputy Secretary-General, All-China Youth Federation
1983—1985 Member, All-China Youth Federation, Standing Committee
1983—1995 Member, CYLC, Central Committee, Standing Committee
1983—1995 Director, CYLC, Central Committee, International Liaison Department
1978—1983 Lecturer, Beijing University, International Politics Department Beijing Municipality
1978—1983 Student, Beijing University, International Politics Department Beijing Municipality
1976—1978 Clerk, Coal Industry Bureau, Political Department Gansu Province
1976—1978 Clerk, Fuel and Chemicals Bureau, Political Department Gansu Province
1973 Joined, CPC
1971—1976 Worker, Gansu Province (Shandan Coal Mine)
1961—1971 Gansu Province, Gaotai County (Intellectual Youth)

Recent Travel & Appearances

10 Jan 14 Suspension of #China#Japan exchange not Chinese fault: minister
28 Sep 13 Travelled to Republic of Korea, Gwangju and met with the following:
Jin-ryong Yoo (South Korean Culture Minister )
Hakubun Shimomura (Japanese minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology)
#China, #Japan and South Korea agree to promote cultural prosperity of #East Asia
05 Aug 13 Travelled to Iran, Tehran and met with the following:
Hasan Rowhani (President of Iran)
President Xi Jinping's Special Envoy and Minister of Culture Cai Wu Meets with President Hasan Rowhani of #Iran #China
14 Jun 13 Official urges state-funded cultural groups to change #China
16 Apr 13 Minister Cai Wu urges less government meddling in cultural development #China
16 Mar 13 Premier Li nominates new cabinet members #China
10 Mar 13 #China reforms government-funded theaters, troupes
19 Feb 13 Mainland welcomes #Taiwan cultural head: minister #China
07 Feb 13 Travelled to Thailand, Bangkok and met with the following:
Yingluck Shinawatra (Prime Minister of Thailand)
Thai Prime Minister meets with Chinese Minister of Culture in Bangkok
30 Nov 12 Was in Beijing Municipality
#China, #EU conclude Year of Intercultural Dialogue


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