Who's who:

Wang Yang

 

Wang Yang is endorsed as the vice-premier of China's State Council at the sixth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 16, 2013. (Xinhua)
Wang Yang is endorsed as the vice-premier of China's State Council at the sixth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 16, 2013. (Xinhua)

Wang Yang, born in March 1955, is a male ethnic Han from Suzhou, Anhui Province. He entered the workforce in June 1972 and joined the CPC in August 1975. He received a university education at the Central Party School and holds the degree of Master of Engineering.

He is currently a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, vice premier of the State Council, and a member of the Leading Party Members' Group of the State Council.

1972-1976 Worker and workshop director, Suxian Prefectural Foodstuff Factory, Anhui Province

1976-1979 Teacher; deputy head, Teaching and Research Office; and member, Party Committee; of Suxian Prefectural May 7 Cadre School, Anhui Province

1979-1980 Student of political economics, Class for Theoretical Publicity Cadres, Central Party School

1980-1981 Teacher, Party School, CPC Suxian Prefectural Committee, Anhui Province

1981-1982 Deputy secretary, CYL Suxian Prefectural Committee, Anhui Province

1982-1983 Head, Publicity Department, CYL Anhui Provincial Committee

1983-1984 Deputy secretary, CYL Anhui Provincial Committee

1984-1987 Deputy director; and deputy secretary, Leading Party Members' Group; of the Anhui Provincial Physical Culture and Sports Commission

1987-1988 Director; and secretary, Leading Party Members' Group; of the Anhui Provincial Physical Culture and Sports Commission

1988-1992 Deputy secretary, CPC Tongling Municipal Committee, Anhui Province; acting mayor and mayor, Tongling (1989-1992: studied Party and government administration while in service in the Undergraduate Class at the Correspondence School of the Central Party School)

1992-1993 Director; and secretary, Leading Party Members' Group; of the Anhui Provincial Planning Commission; assistant governor, Anhui Province

1993-1993 Vice governor, Anhui Province

1993-1998 Member, Standing Committee, CPC Anhui Provincial Committee; vice governor, Anhui Province (1993-1995: studied management science in the Class for Postgraduate Curricula at the Department of Management Science at the University of Science and Technology of China while in service, and awarded the degree of Master of Engineering; March - May 1997: studied in the Further Studies Class for Provincial- and Ministerial-level Cadres, Central Party School)

1998-1999 Deputy secretary, CPC Anhui Provincial Committee; vice governor, Anhui Province

1999-2003 Vice minister; and member, Leading Party Members' Group; of the State Development and Planning Commission (September - November 2001: studied in the Further Studies Class for Provincial- and Ministerial-level Cadres, Central Party School)

2003-2005 Deputy secretary-general at the ministerial level (responsible for the routine work of the General Office); and deputy secretary, Leading Party Members' Group; of the State Council

2005-2006 Secretary, CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee

2006-2007 Secretary, CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee; chairman, Standing Committee, Chongqing Municipal People's Congress

2007-2007 Member, Political Bureau, CPC Central Committee; secretary, CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee; chairman, Standing Committee, Chongqing Municipal People's Congress

2007-2012 Member, Political Bureau, CPC Central Committee; secretary, CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee (till December, 2012)

2012-2013 Member, Political Bureau, CPC Central Committee

2013- Member, Political Bureau, CPC Central Committee; vice premier; and member, Leading Party Members' Group; of the State Council

Alternate member, Sixteenth CPC Central Committee; member, Seventeenth and Eighteenth CPC Central Committees; member, Political Bureau, Seventeenth and Eighteenth CPC Central Committees.

Updated on March 16, 2013