Wang Guangtao, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shanghai. He was born in 1943, joined the work force in 1965 and joined the CPC in 1983. Wang graduated from Tongji University.
Much of Wang's career was spent in the construction sector. In the early 1980's Wang held leading positions in the Xuzhou City Urban and Rural Construction Committee of Jiangsu Province, and in 1985 he became vice-mayor of Xuzhou City. In 1995 he became mayor of Harbin City and later vice-mayor of Beiijing. From 2001 to 2008 he served as the minister of the Ministry of Construction (now know as the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development).
Wang Guangtao was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He is now Chairman of the Evironmental and Resources Protection Committee of the 11th NPC.
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