|President Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits|
26 April 2013
|Preceded by||Chen Yunlin|
|Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China|
December 2007 – 16 March 2013
|Preceded by||Bo Xilai|
|Succeeded by||Gao Hucheng|
Shanghai, Republic of China
|Nationality||People's Republic of China|
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||Nanjing University|
Chen Deming (Chinese: 陈德铭; pinyin: Chén Démíng; born 1949) is the current President of Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits.
Chen was born in Shanghai. In September 1974, Chen joined the Communist Party of China. He went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and later a Doctorate in Administration from Nanjing University Business School.
Chen was Mayor and later CPC Committee Secretary of Suzhou. He then was the Governor of Shaanxi from 2004 to 2006. Then he was a Deputy at the National Development and Reform Commission, where he largely dealt with matters pertaining to China's energy policy.
He was the Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce from 2007 to 2013. He was appointed to the post at the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on December 29, 2007.
2013 Taiwan visit
In end of November, Chen led a delegation for an 8-day visit to Taiwan, his first trip to Taiwan after being appointed as the head of ARATS. He will visit Pingtung County, Kaohsiung City, Tainan City, Chiayi County, Taichung City, Hsinchu County, Taipei City and New Taipei City.
Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport, Chen was greeted by Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Vice Chairman Kao Koong-lian. He then proceeded for a luncheon hosted by Taoyuan County Magistrate John Wu. Chen and the delegation continued to visit a free-trade harbor zone at Taoyuan Aerotropolis and then met with SEF Chairman Lin Join-sane at SEF Headquarter at Zhongshan District, Taipei.
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