Zhang Wenyue, male, Han nationality, is a native of Pucheng, Fujian Province. He was born in 1944 and joined the CPC in 1965. Two years later in 1967, he graduated from the Geology Department of Beijing Institute of Geology.
After graduating from the institute, Zhang worked in a series of geology-related state positions. He was director of the Sichuan Provincial Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, followed by directing the general office at the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources. In 1990, Zhang became the vice-minister of the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Reserves, where he remained until 1995. After his term as vice-minister ended, Zhang became vice-chairman of the National Committee on Mineral Reserves and vice-president of the China Mining Industry Association.
In 1996, Zhang moved to Xinjiang Province to become the deputy secretary of the CPC Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The next year, he became commander of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. In 1999, he was made vice-chairman of the People's Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
He served as Governor of Liaoning Province from 2004-2007 and Secretary of the Liaoning CPC Provincial Committee from 2007-2009. Zhang is currently a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and Deputy Director of the Environment and Resources Protection Committee of the 11th NPC.