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

12/15/14 Wang Yang chairs plenary meeting of China's State Council Leading Group of Poverty Alleviation and Development
12/11/14 China, Russia agree to cooperate in developing Far East
11/21/14 Wang Yang meets Slovenian president on ties
11/18/14 China, Finland to deepen cooperation
11/11/14 Wang Yang meets with OECD secretary general

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