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

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/18/2008
Career Data Updated: 3/18/2008

Wu Yi 吴仪
Member of the Politburo of the 16th CPC Central Committee, Former Vice-Premier of the State Council
Born: 1938


Wu Yi, female, 63, Han nationality, is a native of Wuhan, Hubei Province. She was born in November 1938, joined the CPC in April 1962 and entered the workforce in August 1962. Wu graduated from the Oil Refinery Department, Beijing Petroleum Institute, where she majored in oil refinery engineering. As a university graduate, Wu has the title of Senior Engineer.

Wu spent her early career in the petroleum industry, first in Lanzhou and later in Beijing in the Ministry of Petroleum Industry. In the mid 1980s, she was a Party official and business executive at Yanshan Petroleum Corporation. Later she held government positions in Beijing and 1993, became Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation.

Wu was an alternate member, 13th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 14th and 15th CPC Central Committees. She was a member of the Politburo of the 16th CPC Central Committee and served as vice-premier of the State Council from 2003-2008.

Compare the backgrounds and careers of an unlimited number of officials whose biographies you have recently viewed.

Recently Viewed [clear all]
Biographies [clear]
 Select officials you would like to compare:
Wu Yi
Strict comparison Relaxed comparison
Appearances [clear]
Institutions [clear]
Locations [clear]
Searches [clear]