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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: 3/9/2010
Career Data Updated: 3/9/2010

PHOTO: Wang Guangtao
Wang Guangtao 汪光焘
Chairman of the Evironmental and Resources Protection Committee of the 11th NPC
Born: 1943

Biography

Wang Guangtao, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shanghai. He was born in 1943, joined the work force in 1965 and joined the CPC in 1983. Wang graduated from Tongji University.

Much of Wang's career was spent in the construction sector. In the early 1980's Wang held leading positions in the Xuzhou City Urban and Rural Construction Committee of Jiangsu Province, and in 1985 he became vice-mayor of Xuzhou City. In 1995 he became mayor of Harbin City and later vice-mayor of Beiijing. From 2001 to 2008 he served as the minister of the Ministry of Construction (now know as the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development).

Wang Guangtao was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He is now Chairman of the Evironmental and Resources Protection Committee of the 11th NPC.

Career Data

2008—2013 Chairman, 11th Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of the NPC
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2001—2008 Member, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development CPC, Leading Party Group (formerly known as the Ministry of Construction)
2001—2008 Minister, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (formerly known as the Ministry of Construction)
1998—2001 Vice-Mayor, People's Government Beijing Municipality
1996—1998 Mayor, People's Government Heilongjiang Province, Harbin City
1995—1996 Vice-Mayor, People's Government Heilongjiang Province, Harbin City
1995—1998 Deputy Secretary, CPC, City Committee Heilongjiang Province, Harbin City
1994—1995 Chief Engineer, Ministry of Construction
1989—1995 Director, Ministry of Construction, Urban Construction Department
1985—1986 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School (Mayor Training Program)
1984—1989 Vice-Mayor, People's Government Jiangsu Province, Xuzhou City
1983 Joined, CPC
1981—1984 Engineer, Urban and Rural Construction Committee, Technique Section Jiangsu Province, Xuzhou City
1981—1981 Chief, Urban and Rural Construction Committee, Urban Construction Section Jiangsu Province, Xuzhou City
1981—1984 Deputy Chief Engineer, Urban and Rural Construction Committee Jiangsu Province, Xuzhou City
1981—1984 Deputy Director, Urban and Rural Construction Committee Jiangsu Province, Xuzhou City
1978—1981 Student, Tongji University, Department of Road and Bridge Shanghai Municipality (Master of Engineering)
1965—1978 Technician, Urban Construction Bureau Jiangsu Province, Xuzhou City
1960—1965 Student, Tongji University, Department of Urban Construction Shanghai Municipality


Recent Travel & Appearances

19 Sep 08 Hu Jintao addressed the opening ceremony of a seminar for the country's ministerial-level leaders.
21 Nov 07 Travelled to Singapore
Wen Jiabao attended the third East Asia Summit (EAS).
20 Nov 07 Travelled to Singapore
Wen Jiabao attended the 11th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) plus Three (China, Japan and South Korea) summit
20 Nov 07 Travelled to Singapore
Wen Jiabao attended the 11th the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-China Summit.
19 Nov 07 Travelled to Singapore and met with the following:
Sein Thein (Myanmar's Prime Minister)
Wen Jiabao met with Myanmar's Prime Minister Thein Sein.
19 Nov 07 Travelled to Singapore and met with the following:
Tan Dung Nguyen (Vietnamese Prime Minister)
Wen Jiabao met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
18 Nov 07 Travelled to Singapore and met with the following:
Hsien Loong Lee (Singaporean Prime Minister)
Wen Jiabao held talks with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
17 Oct 07 Hu Jintao presided over the second meeting of presidium of the 17th CPC National Congress.
27 Feb 07 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Mahinda Rajapakse (President of Sri Lanka)
Hu Jintao held talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse.
02 Feb 07 Li Changchun delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of a seminar for the ministers on the Selected Works of Jiang Zemin.

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