Yu Zhengsheng in the driver’s seat of the CPPCC

Yu Zhengsheng was born in April 1945. He is the incumbent Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and has been the fourth ranked member of the 18th CPC Standing Committee since November 2012. He formerly served as the Communist Party Chief of Hubei province and then Shanghai municipality.
Yu Zhengsheng, a native of Shaoxing, Zhejiang, graduated from Harbin’s Military Engineering Institute specializing in the design of automated missiles. He is the son of Yu Qiwei, better known by the name Huang Jing, a Communist politician, and Fan Jin, a frontline journalist. In December 1968 he was sent to work in Zhangjiakou, Hebei. Until the mid-1980s his career concentration was in electronic engineering.
Yu was mayor of Qingdao and Yantai in his early political career. He lost his election to the Central Committee in 1992, subsequently being sent to become Party chief in Qingdao. Yu served as Deputy Minister of Construction when he was recalled back to Beijing in 1997, and a year later promoted to the Minister position. He remained in that position in Zhu Rongji’s cabinet from 1998 to 2001. He became a member of the powerful Politburo of the Communist Party of China in November 2002. Following the 17th Party Congress, Yu became the party chief in Shanghai, replacing Xi Jinping.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Zhengsheng


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