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

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 5/9/2014
Career Data Updated: 5/9/2014

PHOTO: Xu Kuangdi
Xu Kuangdi 徐匡迪
Member of the 16th CPC Central Committee; Former President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
Born: 1937

Biography

Xu Kuangdi, male, Han nationality, is a native of Tongxiang, Zhejiang Province. He was born in 1937, graduated from Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Engineering in 1959 and joined the CPC in 1983.

Xu spent nearly thirty years in education, planning, and municipal government positions in Shanghai. He became Mayor of Shanghai in 1995 and President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2002.

Xu was an alternate member of the 14th and member 15th and the 16th CPC Central Committees.

Career Data

2003— Vice-Chairman, 10th CPPCC, National Committee
Author, ('The Refining of Stainless Steel')
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2010 President, Chinese Academy of Engineering
2001—???? Secretary, Chinese Academy of Engineering CPC, Leading Party Group
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1996—???? Honorary President, Red Cross Society of China
1996—???? Vice-President, China Mayors Association
1995—???? Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Division of Chemical, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
1995—2001 Mayor, People's Government Shanghai Municipality
1994—2001 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Shanghai Municipality
1993—???? Director, Labor and Wages Committee Shanghai Municipality
1992—1997 Alternate Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1992—???? Member, CPC, Municipal Committee, Standing Committee Shanghai Municipality
1992—1995 Vice-Mayor, People's Government Shanghai Municipality
1991—1992 Director, Planning Committee Shanghai Municipality
1989—1991 Director, Higher Education Bureau Shanghai Municipality
1989—1991 Deputy Director, Education and Public Health Office Shanghai Municipality
1986—1989 Executive Vice-President, Shanghai Polytechnical University
1986 (Honored for his achievements in some key projects in 6th Five-Year Plan)
1980—1986 Professor, Shanghai Polytechnical University, Metallurgical Department
1980—1986 Associate Professor, Shanghai Polytechnical University, Metallurgical Department
1980—1986 Dean, Shanghai Polytechnical University, Metallurgical Department
1980—1986 Deputy Dean, Shanghai Polytechnical University, Metallurgical Department
1972—1980 Lecturer, Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Department
1972—1980 Assistant, Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Department
1971—1972 Cultural Revolution, May 7th Cadre School (Fengyang)
1959—1963 Assistant, Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Engineering, Metallurgical Department Beijing Municipality
1959 Graduate, Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Engineering, Metallurgical Department Beijing Municipality


Recent Travel & Appearances

07 Jun 10 Hu Jintao delivered a speech at the biennial conference of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
12 Feb 10 Hu Jintao and top leaders attended the gathering, held by the Central Committee of the CPC and the State Council.
11 Feb 10 Hu Jintao and other senior Party and government officials visited a number of former leaders and extended their best wishes to them, ahead of the Lunar New Year.
20 Nov 09 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Jean-Pierre Raffarin (Former Prime Minister of France)
Peter Medgyessy (Former Prime Minister of Hungary)
Wen Jiabao met with European Union participants of the China-EU strategic partnership seminar.
11 Nov 09 Guo Boxiong, Xu Caihou and senior officers of the Air Force attended the ceremony of the 60th founding anniversary for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force.
04 Nov 09 Wu Bangguo inspected the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
20 Oct 09 Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin consoled a relative of Lu Zhengcao, the last one of New China's first 57 generals, during Lu's funeral service.
01 Oct 09 Hu Jintao addressed the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
30 Sep 09 Wen Jiabao and top leaders attended a grand reception to mark the founding anniversary of the People's Republic.
20 Sep 09 Hu Jintao addressed a meeting to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of CPPCC.

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