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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/3/2008
Career Data Updated: 6/3/2008

PHOTO: Chen Yunlin
Chen Yunlin 陈云林
Chief, Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS)
Born: 1941

Biography

Chen Yunlin, male, Han nationality, is a native of Heishan, Liaoning Province. He was born in 1941, joined the CPC in 1966, and graduated from Beijing Agricultural University.

Chen has spent his career in Heilongjiang Province, and initially held positions at the Yucuntun Chemical Works in Qiqihar City. In the early 1980s ,he served as city planner and Mayor of Qiqihar City. In the 1980s, he served as Director of the Commission for Restructuring the Economy and in 1987 he became vice governor of the Province. In 1997, he became involved in the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and served as its Director.

Chen served as alternate member to the 14th CPC Central Committee and member of the 15th and 16th CPC Central Committee. He is currently chief of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits.

Career Data

2008— Chief, Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS)
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1996—2008 Director, Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council
1994—1996 Deputy Director, Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council
1992—1997 Alternate Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1988—1994 Member, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Heilongjiang Province
1988—1994 Vice-Governor, People's Government Heilongjiang Province
1987—1988 Director, Commission for Restructuring the Economy Heilongjiang Province
1987—1992 Delegate, 13th CPC, National Congress
1985—1988 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Heilongjiang Province
1983—1985 Mayor, People's Government Heilongjiang Province, Qiqihar City
1983—1985 Deputy Secretary, CPC, City Committee Heilongjiang Province, Qiqihar City
1981—1983 Member, CPC, City Committee, Standing Committee Heilongjiang Province, Qiqihar City
1978—1981 Director, Yucuntun Chemical Works Heilongjiang Province, Qiqihar City
1978—1981 Deputy Secretary, Yucuntun Chemical Works CPC, Party Committee Heilongjiang Province, Qiqihar City
1974—1978 Deputy Director, Yucuntun Chemical Works Heilongjiang Province, Qiqihar City
1968—1974 Technician, Yucuntun Chemical Works Heilongjiang Province, Qiqihar City
1968 Graduate, Beijing Agricultural University, Soil Agrochemistry Department Beijing Municipality
1966 Joined, CPC


Recent Travel & Appearances

07 May 13 Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei and met with the following:
Join-sane Lin (Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman)
Chen Yunlin meets SEF Chairman Lin Join-sane in #Taipei #China
09 Aug 12 Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei and met with the following:
Pin-kung Chiang (Chairman of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation)
Chinese mainland, Taiwan sign investment protection, customs cooperation pacts
09 Aug 12 Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei and met with the following:
Shin-yuan Lai (Head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Department)
President of mainland-based ARATS meets head of Taiwan's mainland affairs department
08 Aug 12 Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei
ARATS president visits Taipei Zoo
20 Oct 11 Travelled to Tianjin Municipality
Mainland, Taiwan negotiators reach consensus on boosting industrial cooperation
18 Oct 11 Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei
Cross-Strait peace should be treasured: SEF chairman
21 Mar 11 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Chiu-hsing Yang (former Kaohsiung County chief)
Mainland chief negotiator calls for enhanced cross-Strait exchanges
26 Feb 11 Travelled to Taiwan, Chiayi
Mainland chief negotiator discusses cooperation with Taiwanese fishermen, farmers
28 Jan 11 Top mainland negotiator expects early signing of cross-Strait investment protection deal
21 Dec 10 Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei and met with the following:
Pin-kung Chiang (Chairman of the Taiwan-based Strait Exchange Foundation (SEF))
Mainland, Taiwan negotiators sign agreement on medical, health care cooperation

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