Zhang Haoruo, male, Han nationality, is a native of Gongxian County, Henan Province. He was born in 1932 and graduated from Qinghua University in 1952. Zhang is a member of the CPC.
Zhang‘s involvement with the Party begins even before the founding of the PRC. A member of the New Democratic Youth League, he participated in underground activities for the Wuhan branch of the CPC and later worked in their policy research office.
After graduating from Qinghua University, he traveled to northwest China and studied Russian in Lanzhou . In 1954, he moved to the Soviet Union where he worked for two years as an intern at the Baku Refinery. He returned to China and steadily moved up the ranks at the Lanzhou Refinery, ultimately becoming deputy chief engineer.
In 1963, he was called to Beijing and began occupying a series of positions with ministries affiliated with petroleum and chemical industries. He was director of the planning department at the Ministry of Chemical Industry and later served as the director of the science and technology bureau of the State Energy Commission.
Zhang left the government in 1982 to assume the deputy general manager position at the China Petrochemical Corporation; he remained there for four years. In 1988, he became the governor of Sichuan Province and is credited with introducing reform measures adopted in other parts of the country.
In 1995, he became vice-minister of the State Commission for Restructuring the Economy. Three years later in 1998, he was appointed a special inspector to large state-owned enterprises across the country; he was one of just 21 individuals given this responsibility.
In 1998, he became the vice-chairman of the environmental and resources protection committee of the 9th NPC.