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

XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/17/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/17/2018

PHOTO: Zhang Dejiang
Zhang Dejiang 张德江
Former Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th NPC
Born: 1946

Biography

Zhang Dejiang, male, 55, Han nationality, is a native of Tai'an County, Liaoning Province. He was born in November 1946, joined the CPC in January 1971 and joined the workforce in November 1968. Zhang graduated from the Economics Department, Kim Il Sung Comprehensive University. As a university graduate, he holds the professional title of Lecturer.

Zhang, who speaks Korean, worked in Jilin Province until the mid-1980's when he moved to Beijing as vice minister of Civil Affairs. In the 1990s, he became secretary of the CPC Jilin Municipal Committee and 1998 relinquished that position to become secretary of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee.

Zhang was an alternate member of the 14th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 15th CPC Central Committee. Zhang was a member of the Politburo of the 16th CPC Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Party Committee.

He was a member of the Politboro of the 17th CPC Central Committee a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Vice-Premier of the State Council and Director of the State Production Safety Commission.

In 2012 he was elected member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee and in 2013 he became Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th NPC. In 2014 he became Vice-Chairman of China's new national security commission.

Career Data

2017— Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Hong Kong and Macao Work
2014— Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central National Security Commission
2013—2018 Chairman, 12th Standing Committee of the NPC
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
2012—2012 Member, CPC, Municipal Committee, Standing Committee Chongqing Municipality
2012—2012 Member, CPC, Municipal Committee Chongqing Municipality
2012—2012 Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Chongqing Municipality
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2008—2013 Member, State Council CPC, Leading Party Group
2008—2013 Vice-Premier, State Council
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2007— Director, State Council Safety Production Committee
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2007 Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Guangdong Province
1998—1998 Chairman, Provincial People's Congress Jilin Province
1998—2002 Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Zhejiang Province
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1995—1998 Chairman, Provincial People's Congress, Standing Committee Jilin Province
1995—1998 Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee CPC, Party Committee Jilin Province
1992—1997 Alternate Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1990—1995 Secretary, CPC, Prefectural Committee Jilin Province, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture
1990—1995 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Jilin Province
1986—1990 Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Civil Affairs CPC, Leading Party Group
1986—1990 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Civil Affairs
1985—1986 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Prefectural Committee CPC, Party Committee Jilin Province, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture
1983—1985 Member, CPC, Prefectural Committee, Standing Committee CPC, Party Committee Jilin Province, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture
1983—1985 Member, CPC, City Committee, Standing Committee Jilin Province, Yanji City
1983—1985 Deputy Secretary, CPC, City Committee Jilin Province, Yanji City
1980—1983 Member, Yanbian University CPC, Party Committee, Standing Committee Jilin Province, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture
1980—1983 Vice-President, Yanbian University Jilin Province, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture
1978—1980 Secretary, Kim Il Sung Comprehensive University CPC, Party Branch Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Pyongyang
1978—1980 Student, Kim Il Sung Comprehensive University Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Pyongyang
1975—1978 Deputy Secretary, Yanbian University, Korean Language Department CPC, Party Branch Jilin Province, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture
1975—1978 Member, Yanbian University CPC, Party Committee, Standing Committee Jilin Province, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture
1975—1978 Vice-Chairman, Yanbian University Cultural Revolution, Revolutionary Committee Jilin Province, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture
1972—1975 Student, Yanbian University Jilin Province, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture (Majored in the Korean language.)
1971 Joined, CPC
1970—1972 Staff Member, Cultural Revolution, Revolutionary Committee Jilin Province, Wangqing County
1970—1972 Secretary, CYLC, County-Level, Propaganda Department Jilin Province, Wangqing County
1968—1970 Luozigou Commune, Taiping Brigade Cultural Revolution, Sent to the countryside Jilin Province, Wangqing County


Recent Travel & Appearances

15 Mar 18 China's top political advisory body concludes annual session, stressing CPC leadership
03 Mar 18 China's top political advisory body starts annual session
02 Mar 18 China's top legislature vows to firmly implement spirit of key CPC meeting
02 Mar 18 Funeral held for former senior political advisor
24 Feb 18 Xi Jinping shakes hands with Luo Haocai's family to extend his condolences
24 Feb 18 Zhang Dejiang presides over the closing meeting of the 33rd session of the 12th NPC Standing Committee
14 Feb 18 Chinese leaders extend Spring Festival greetings
11 Feb 18 China's 12th NPC standing committee to convene session
03 Feb 18 Zhang Dejiang eyes Hong Kong's role in Belt and Road Initiative
31 Jan 18 Top legislator commends 12th NPC Standing Committee's work

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