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

People's Daily Online

XINHUA Online (China View)

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 1/19/2011
Career Data Updated: 1/19/2011

PHOTO: Li Changchun
Li Changchun 李长春
Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee; Chairman, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Ideology and Propaganda Leading Small Group
Born: 1944


Li Changchun, male, 58, Han nationality, is a native of Dalian City, Liaoning Province. He was born in February 1944, joined the CPC in September 1965 and joined the workforce in September 1966. He graduated with a specialty in industrial enterprise automation from the Department of Electric Machinery of Harbin Institute of Technology in 1966. He holds the title of Engineer.

Li spent most of the 1960s and 1970s in Harbin and Shenyang in electrical machinery positions. Early in the 1980s, he occupied senior Party positions in Shenyang, eventually becoming secretary of the CPC Shenyang City Committee and mayor of Shenyang. Later he was vice governor, acting governor, and governor of Liaoning Province. He became secretary of the CPC Henan Provencial Committee in 1992.

Li was an alternate member of the 12th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 13th - 17th CPC Central Committees. He was a member of the Politburo of the 15th - 17th CPC Central Committees. Li was also a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the 16th Central Committee.

In 2007, Li became a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the 17th Central Committee Ideology and Propaganda Leading Small Group.

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