Zhou Qiang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Huangmei County, Hubei Province. He was born in 1960, entered the work force in 1976 and joined CPC in 1978. Zhou graduated from Department of Law of Southwest China University of Political Science and Law with a Bachelor Degree in 1982, with a Master Degree in 1985.
Zhou began his political career as co-secretary of the 13th CYLC Central Committee Secretariat in 1995. He later became a member and standing committee member of the Committee for Internal and Judicial Affairs of the 9th NPC in 1998.
Zhou was a member of the 16th, 17th, and 18 CPC Central Committees. He was governor of Hunan province from 2007 to 2010 and secretary of the Hunan CPC Provincial Committee and Chairman of Hunan Province People's Congress Standing Committee.
He is now a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee and in 2013 he became President of the Supreme People's Court of China.