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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/10/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Haj Iliyas Shen Xiaxi
Haj Iliyas Shen Xiaxi
President of the China Institute of Islamic Theology, Standing Committee Member of the 9th CPPCC National Committee
Born: 1921

Biography Highlight

Haj Iliyas Shen Xiaxi, male, Hui nationality, is a native of Shanghai. His ancestral home is in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1921.

Haj has spent the majority of his career promoting Muslim activities within the country. He has served in leadership positions with the China Islamic Association and was president of the China Institute of Islamic Theology. Before these responsibilities, Haj was vice-president of the Gansu Provincial Islamic Association.

Haj‘s positions also have an international perspective. He was vice-president of the China People‘s Association for Peace and Disarmament. He has served as the vice-president of the China-Africa Friendship Association.

Along with these activities, Haj also has experience with the judiciary and in provincial government. He was a magistrate in Qingshui County and later was deputy director the Gansu Provincial Planning Committee and the Gansu Provincial Geology Bureau.

Recent Career Data

1998—2003 Member, 9th CPPCC, National Committee, Standing Committee
1993—1998 Member, 8th CPPCC, National Committee, Standing Committee
President, China Institute of Islamic Theology
1988—1993 Member, 7th CPPCC, National Committee, Standing Committee
Vice-President, Chinese-African People's Friendship Association
Vice-President, Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament
President, China Islamic Association
1983—1988 Member, 6th CPPCC, National Committee
Vice-President, China Islamic Association
1978—1982 President, Central Institute for Ethnic Minorities Beijing Municipality

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