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 Highlight

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.

Recent 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

Recent Travel & Appearances

10/24/14 Chinese vice premier meets U.S. deputy national security advisor
10/20/14 Chinese, Austrian vice PMs vow to deepen economic ties
10/11/14 Economic cooperation between China and Russia is long-term, stable and sustainable
09/26/14 Wang Yang vows harshest penalties for food safety
09/19/14 Wang Yang called for greater agricultural cooperation among the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies

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