VP of PROC

Li Yuanchao is elected vice-president of the People’s Republic of China by the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) on March 14, 2013. The following is the biographical sketch of Li Yuanchao:
Li Yuanchao, born in November 1950, is a male ethnic Han from Lianshui, Jiangsu Province. He entered the workforce in November 1968 and joined the CPC in March 1978. He received postgraduate training at the Central Party School and holds the degree of Doctor of Laws.
Li is currently a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and Vice President of the People’s Republic of China.
1968-1972 Worker, Shanghai Farm, Dafeng County, Jiangsu Province
1972-1974 Student, Department of Mathematics, Shanghai Normal University
1974-1975 Teacher, Nanchang Secondary School, Shanghai
1975-1978 Teacher, Luwan District Spare-time Vocational School, Shanghai
1978-1982 Student of mathematics; and deputy secretary and secretary, CYL General Branch; of Department of Mathematics, Fudan University
1982-1983 Teacher, Department of Management; and deputy secretary, CYL Committee; of Fudan University
1983-1983 Deputy secretary and secretary, CYL Shanghai Municipal Committee
1983-1990 Member, Secretariat, CYL Central Committee (1988-1991: studied at the Center for Management Science at Peking University, and awarded the degree of Master of Science)
1990-1993 Director, First Bureau, International Communication Group, CPC Central Committee
1993-1996 Deputy head, International Communication Group, CPC Central Committee; deputy director, International Communication Office, CPC Central Committee; deputy director, Information Office, State Council (1991-1995: studied scientific socialism at the Graduate Department at Central Party School, and awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws)
1996-2000 Vice minister; and deputy secretary, Leading Party Members’ Group; of the Ministry of Culture
2000-2001 Deputy secretary, CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee
2001-2002 Deputy secretary, CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee; secretary, CPC Nanjing Municipal Committee
2002-2003 Secretary, CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee; secretary, CPC Nanjing Municipal Committee
2003-2007 Secretary, CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee; chairman, Standing Committee, Jiangsu Provincial People’s Congress
2007-2012 Member, Political Bureau and Secretariat; and head, Organization Department; of the CPC Central Committee
2012-2013 Member, Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee
2013- Member, Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee; vice president, PRC
Alternate member, Sixteenth CPC Central Committee; member, Seventeenth and Eighteenth CPC Central Committees; member, Political Bureau and Secretariat, Seventeenth CPC Central Committee; member, Political Bureau, Eighteenth CPC Central Committee; member, Standing Committee, Seventh CPPCC National Committee; member, Eighth and Ninth CPPCC National Committees; elected vice president, PRC, at the First Session of the Twelfth NPC.

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