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Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/2/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Qian Weichang
Qian Weichang 钱伟长
Vice-Chairman of the 9th CPPCC National Committee, Honorary Chairman of the 8th Central Committee of the China Democratic League
Born: 1912


Qian Weichang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. Qian was born 1912, graduated from Qinghua University and received a doctorate from the University of Toronto.

Qian spent most of his career in academia, serving as a professor and administrator of some of China's most prestigious universities. He also served on the drafting committees for the Basic Laws of Hong Kong and Macao. Qian was actively involved in the leadership of the China Democratic League. He is the author and co-author of several books.

Qian was a member of the Standing Committee of 5th CPPCC National Committee, and was vice chairman of 6th, 7th and 8th CPPCC National Committees. He was reelected vice-chairman of the 9th CPPCC National Committee in March 1998.

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