Guo Jinlong

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Guo.
Guo Jinlong
郭金龙
Communist Party Secretary of Beijing
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 2012
Deputy Wang Anshun (mayor)
Preceded by Liu Qi
Succeeded by Wang Anshun
Mayor of Beijing
In office
January 26, 2008 – July 25, 2012
Party Secretary Liu Qi
Preceded by Liu Qi
Personal details
Born July 1947 (age 67)
Nanjing
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Nanjing University
Profession Politician
Guo Jinlong
Simplified Chinese 郭金龙
Traditional Chinese 郭金龍

Guo Jinlong (Chinese: 郭金龙; born July 1947) is a Chinese politician, the Communist Party Secretary of Beijing, and a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China. Between 2008 and 2012 Guo served as the Mayor of Beijing. As the Mayor of Beijing during the 2008 Olympics, Guo served as the executive chairman of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG).

Before his career in Beijing, Guo served as the Party Secretary of the Tibet Autonomous Region between 2000 and 2004, and Party Secretary of Anhui Province from 2004 to 2007.

Life and career[edit]

Guo Jinlong was born in Nanjing, Jiangsu. He graduated from Nanjing University Department of Physics in 1969 and joined the Communist Party of China in 1979, and was sent to work in Sichuan.

In 1993 Guo headed to Lhasa to serve as the Vice-Secretary of the CPC Tibet Autonomous Regional Committee, and was promoted to become the Secretary from 2000 to 2004. He was pivotal in the Qingzang Railway project.

He left Tibet to serve as the Secretary of the CPC Anhui Committee in 2004, and Chairman of the Standing Committee of Anhui People's Congress from 2005. In the first year in Anhui Guo and his family conducted work from a hotel.[1]

Guo was the alternate member of 15th CPC Central Committee and member of 16th and 17th CPC Central Committee. After the departure of Wang Qishan from his post as Mayor of Beijing, Guo headed north from Anhui to take over the position as Acting mayor on November 30, 2007. He served as Executive President of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wang Taihua
Chairman of Anhui People's Congress
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Wang Jinshan
Preceded by
Wang Qishan
Mayor of Beijing
2007–2012
(acting until January 2008)
Succeeded by
Wang Anshun
Party political offices
Preceded by
Chen Kuiyuan
Communist Party Secretary of the Tibet Autonomous Region
2000–2004
Succeeded by
Yang Chuantang
Preceded by
Wang Taihua
Communist Party Secretary of Anhui
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Wang Jinshan
Preceded by
Liu Qi
Communist Party Secretary of Beijing
3 July 2012 –
Succeeded by
incumbent