Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

People's Daily Online


XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 7/22/2013
Career Data Updated: 8/13/2013

PHOTO: Wang Yang
Wang Yang 汪洋
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo; Vice-Premier, State Council; Head, State Council Leading Group for Poverty Alleviation and Development
Born: 1955

Biography

Wang Yang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Suzhou City, Anhui province. He was born in 1955, entered the work force in 1972, joined the CPC in 1975, and graduated as a student active-on-duty from the University of Science and Technology of China with a master's degree in engineering in 1995.

Wang Yang was an alternate member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He served as secretary of the Chongqing Municipal CPC Committee from 2005 - 2007. He was also a member of the Politburo of the 17th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. from 2007 until 2012, he served as secretary of the Guangdong CPC Provincial Committee.

In 2012 he became a member of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee. In 2013 he became Vice-Premier of the State Council and Head of the State Council Leading Group of Poverty Alleviation and Development. He was also named head of both the Headquarters of State Council for Earthquake Relief and the State Headquarters for Flood Prevention and Drought Control.

Career Data

2013— Director, National Afforestation Committee
2013— Vice-Premier, State Council
2013— Member, State Council CPC, Leading Party Group
2013— Head, State Council Leading Group for Poverty Alleviation and Development
2013— Deputy Director, State Construction Commission, Office of South-to-North Water Diversion Project
2013— Director, State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters
2013— Director, Headquarters of State Council for Earthquake Relief
2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2007—2012 Member, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Guangdong Province
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2007—2012 Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Guangdong Province
2006—2008 Chairman, Municipal People's Congress, Standing Committee Chongqing Municipality
2005—2007 Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Chongqing Municipality
2005—2007 Member, CPC, Municipal Committee, Standing Committee Chongqing Municipality
2003—2005 Deputy Secretary-General, State Council
2002—2007 Alternate Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
1999—2003 Vice-Minister, National Development and Reform Commission
1999—2003 Member, National Development and Reform Commission CPC, Leading Party Group
1998—1999 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Anhui Province
1993—1999 Vice-Governor, People's Government Anhui Province
1993—1998 Secretary-General, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Anhui Province
1993—1998 Member, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Anhui Province
1993—1995 Student, University of Science and Technology of China, Management Science Department Anhui Province, Hefei City (Active-on-duty: Received Masters)
1992—1993 Director, Provincial Planning Committee Anhui Province
1992—1993 Assistant Governor, People's Government Anhui Province
1992—1993 Secretary, Provincial Planning Committee CPC, Leading Party Group Anhui Province
1988—1998 Mayor, People's Government Anhui Province, Tongling City
1988—1992 Deputy Secretary, CPC, City Committee Anhui Province, Tongling City
1987—1988 Secretary, Provincial Sports Committee CPC, Leading Party Group
1987—1988 Director, Provincial Sports Committee Anhui Province
1984—1987 Deputy Director, Provincial Sports Committee
1984—1987 Deputy Secretary, Provincial Sports Committee CPC, Leading Party Group
1983—1984 Deputy Secretary, CYLC, Provincial-Level Anhui Province
1982—1983 Head, CYLC, Provincial-Level, Publicity Department Anhui Province
1981—1982 Deputy Secretary, CYLC, Prefecture-Level Anhui Province, Suxian Prefecture
1980—1981 Teacher, CPC, Prefectural Committee, Party School Anhui Province, Suxian Prefecture
1979—1980 Student, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
1975 Joined, CPC

Recent Travel & Appearances

01 Sep 14 Travelled to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi City and met with the following:
Karim Masimov (Kazakh Prime Minister)
China-Eurasia Expo opens in Xinjiang
31 Aug 14 Chinese vice premier stresses cotton pricing reform
06 Aug 14 Wang Yang stresses drought relief efforts
31 Jul 14 Wang Yang attends meeting of poverty alleviation and development
26 Jul 14 Wang Yang stresses ecological preservation in China's pasturing regions
21 Jul 14 Wang Yang sets priorities for fighting floods
10 Jul 14 Was in Beijing Municipality
#China, #U.S. highlight "constructive" management of differences
10 Jul 14 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
John Kerry (U.S. Secretary of State)
Jacob Lew (U.S. Treasury Secretary)
Wang Yang, Yang Jiechi, John Kerry and Jacob Lew Jointly Meet with Chinese and US Entrepreneurs
09 Jul 14 Was in Beijing Municipality
#China -#U.S. annual dialogue, consultation opens in Beijing
09 Jul 14 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Jacob Lew (U.S. Treasury Secretary)
Chinese VP urges measured reform pace #China #USA


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