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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 4/17/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/22/2007

PHOTO: Gan Ziyu
Gan Ziyu 甘子玉
Standing Committee Member of the 9th NPC, Chairman of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee of the 9th NPC
Born: 1929

Biography Highlight

Gan Ziyu, male, Han nationality, is a native of Xinyi, Guangdong Province. He was born in 1929 and graduated from Wuhan University in 1967.

Initially, Gan worked as an engineer and division chief at the Ministry of Heavy Industry and the 1st Ministry of Machine-Building. In the 1970s, Gan held numerous positions with state committees. He also served as a part-time professor at Beijing University, teaching at the Management Science Center.

In the 1990s, Gan was involved with the return of Hong Kong to the Chinese government. He was a member of the Preparatory Committee for the Hong Kong SAR. In 1997, he attended the Hong Kong handover ceremony as a member of the Chinese government delegation.

Gan is the author of "Charts of Cosmic Theory-Cosmic Pictures from Elementary Particles to Metagalaxies" and the translator of "Cybernetics Made Easy" as well as "Computer and Human Brain."

He became a member of the Standing Committee of the 9th NPC in 1998.

Recent Career Data

1998—2003 Chairman, 9th Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee of the NPC
1998—2003 Member, 9th Standing Committee of the NPC
1997 (Member, Chinese Government Delegation, Hong Kong Handover Ceremony)
1995—1997 Member, Hong Kong SAR Preparatory Committee
1993—???? Member, Hong Kong SAR Preparatory Committee, Preliminary Work Committee
1993—???? Deputy Director, State Committee for Drafting National Defense Law
1992—???? Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
Professor, Beijing University, Management Science Center Beijing Municipality
Deputy Director, State Administration Commission on Foreign Investment
Deputy Director, State Administration Commission on Import and Export Affairs

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