Wang Yang

Wang Yang, born in March 1955, is 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.

Wang entered the workforce in June 1972 and joined the CPC in Aug 1975. He received a university education at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee, and holds the degree of Master of Engineering.

Wang was born in Suzhou, Anhui. Between 1972 and 1976, he worked as a food processing factory hand before being promoted to supervisor. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1975. He subsequently joined the local Party School as an instructor, before going on to study political economics at the dawn of Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms at the Central Party School in 1979. He returned to his hometown as a party policy instructor before joining the local Communist Youth League organization – where he would ascend to the provincial organization by 1984. He then moved on to work as the Deputy Director and Director of the Anhui Provincial Sports Bureau until 1988.

His first tenure with civil services was in Tongling, Anhui, beginning in 1988. He would serve on the municipal administration as its deputy party secretary, acting mayor, and mayor, while also concurrently attempting to earn a degree in political administration at the Central Party School. He would rise to become the provincial Governor’s assistant the following year, and promoted to Vice-Governor of Anhui between 1993 and 1998. He was finally sent to work in the central government as the deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, and then as deputy secretary general of the State Council between 2003 and 2005.

Wang served as the CPC party secretary in Chongqing, a western interior municipality, from 2005 to 2007. He served as secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee from 2007 to 2012. Wang was promoted to Vice-Premier at the 2013 National People’s Congress, overseeing portfolios of agriculture, water management, commerce, tourism, and poverty reduction.



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