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Biography Revised: 6/29/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Zhao Weichen
Zhao Weichen 赵伟成
President of the China Unicom
Born: 1929

Biography Highlight

Zhao Weichen, male, Manchu nationality, is a native of Acheng, Heilongjiang Province. He was born in 1929 and joined the CPC in 1949. Zhao graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Qinghua University in 1962.

Even before joining the CPC, Zhao was involved with the Northeast China People‘s Government and served on the taxation bureau staff of the financial department. After that position, he became taxation bureau section chief of the Guangdong Provincial Financial Department.

In 1969, he became deputy head of the production group of the First Ministry of Machine-Building Industry . Following that position, he headed the production group of the State Planning Commission – the first of several state-affiliated jobs. He was deputy head of the port leading group, vice-chairman of the environmental protection committee, and deputy director of the production office – all at State Council.

In 1987, he took over the vice-chairmanship at the Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional People‘s Government. After a deputy director position with the economic and trade office of State Council, he became president of the China United Telecommunications Corporation.

Recent Career Data

1998—2003 Member, 9th CPPCC, National Committee, Standing Committee
1998—2003 Member, CPPCC, Subcommittee of Economy
1992— President, China Unicom

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