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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 1/17/2008
Career Data Updated: 1/17/2008

PHOTO: Zhang Lichang
Zhang Lichang 张立昌
Member of the Politburo of the 16th CPC Central Committee
Born: 1939
Died: 2008

Biography

Zhang Lichang, male, 62, Han nationality, is a native of Nanpi, Hebei Province. He was born in July 1939, joined the CPC in February 1966 and entered the workforce in May 1958. Zhang graduated as a part-time student with a junior college degree from Beijing Economic Correspondence University, where he majored in economic management.

Zhang taught and worked in heavy industry in Tianjin in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a senior official Tianjin's metallurgical sector and in the mid 1980s, became vice mayor of Tianjin. In the early 1990s, he became mayor of Tianjin and later secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee.

Zhang was an alternate member of the 12th and 13th CPC Central Committees and a member of the 14th and 15th CPC Central Committees. Zhang is a member of the Politburo of the 16th CPC Central Committee.

Zhang died of illness in 2008.

Career Data

2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2007 Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Tianjin Municipality
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1993—1998 Mayor, People's Government Tianjin Municipality
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1989—1997 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Tianjin Municipality
1989—1993 Director-General, Port Committee Tianjin Municipality
1987—1992 Alternate Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1986—1989 Part-Time Student, Beijing Economics Correspondence University (Studying economic management.)
1986—1989 Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee, Industrial Work Committee Tianjin Municipality
1985—1993 Vice-Mayor, People's Government Tianjin Municipality
1985—1986 Director-General, Municipal Economic Commission Tianjin Municipality
1983—1985 Deputy Director-General and Director-General, Municipal Economic Commission Tianjin Municipality
1983—1985 Deputy Secretary, National Metallurgical Industry Bureau CPC, Party Committee Tianjin Municipality
1982—1987 Alternate Member, 12th CPC, Central Committee
1980—1983 Member, National Metallurgical Industry Bureau CPC, Party Committee Tianjin Municipality
1980—1985 Deputy Director-General, National Metallurgical Industry Bureau Tianjin Municipality
1972—1980 Deputy Secretary, Tianjin Seamless Steel Tube Mill CPC, Party Committee Tianjin Municipality
1972—1980 Director, Tianjin Seamless Steel Tube Mill Tianjin Municipality
1968—1972 Workshop Director and Construction Section Chief, Tianjin Seamless Steel Tube Mill Tianjin Municipality
1966—1968 Cultural Revolution, Sent to do manual labor
1966—1968 Deputy Director, Tianjin Seamless Steel Tube Mill Tianjin Municipality
1966 Joined, CPC
1960—1966 Deputy Secretary, Tianjin Seamless Steel Tube Mill, Power Section CYLC, Institutional Level Tianjin Municipality
1960—1966 Head, Tianjin Seamless Steel Tube Mill, Power Section Tianjin Municipality
1958—1960 Student; Teacher, Tianjin Metallurgical Industry School Tianjin Municipality


Recent Travel & Appearances

16 Jan 08 Travelled to Tianjin Municipality
Xi Jinping bade farewell to Zhang Lichang, former Communist Party chief of Tianjin, at the funeral parlor of Tianjin.
21 Oct 07 Hu Jintao presided over the closing session of the 17th CPC National Congress.
21 Oct 07 Wu Yi, Zhang Lichang, Cao Gangchuan, Zeng Peiyan were not in the 17th CPC Central Committee.
20 Oct 07 Hu Jintao presided over the third meeting of the presidium of the 17th CPC National Congress.
17 Oct 07 Hu Jintao presided over the second meeting of presidium of the 17th CPC National Congress.
15 Oct 07 Hu Jintao delivered a report at the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
12 Oct 07 Hu Jintao delivered an important speech at the Seventh Plenary Session of the 16th CPC Central Committee.
09 Oct 07 Hu Jintao presided over the Seventh Plenary Session of the 16th CPC Central Committee.
30 Sep 07 Wen Jiabao made a speech at a reception marking the 58th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China(PRC).
28 Sep 07 Hu Jintao chaired a meeting of the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee.

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