Zheng Silin, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wu County, Jiangsu province. He was born in Tianjin, joined the CPC in 1965, and graduated from Taiyuan Science University. Zheng has held leading government posts in Liaoning province and Sha'anxi province, where he was vice-governor until 1993. He was elected governor of Jiangsu province in 1995.
Zheng Silin was a member of the 14th and 15th CPC Central Committees. He is currently a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He served as Minster of Labor and Social Security from 2003-2005.