Guo Jinlong

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Guo Jinlong (simplified Chinese: 郭金龙; traditional Chinese: 郭金龍; pinyin: Guō Jīnlóng; born July 1947) is a politician of the People's Republic of China. He is the Communist Party Chief and former Mayor of Beijing. Guo Jinlong resigned as mayor of Beijing on July 25, 2012, and Wang Anshun was appointed as the acting mayor.[1]

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.[2]

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
Acting
Party political offices
Preceded by
Chen Kuiyuan
CPC Tibet Committee Secretary
2000–2004
Succeeded by
Yang Chuantang
Preceded by
Wang Taihua
CPC Anhui Committee Secretary
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Wang Jinshan
Preceded by
Liu Qi
CPC Beijing Committee Secretary
3 July 2012 –
Succeeded by
incumbent