Guo Shengkun

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Guo Shengkun
郭声琨
Minister of Public Security
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 2012
Premier Wen Jiabao
Li Keqiang
Deputy Li Dongsheng, Yang Huanning, Liu Jinguo, Meng Hongwei, Chen Zhimin, Huang Ming, Fu Zhenghua, Li Wei, Liu Yanping
Preceded by Meng Jianzhu
Communist Party Chief of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
In office
November 2007 – December 2012
Preceded by Liu Qibao
Succeeded by Peng Qinghua
Personal details
Born October 1954 (age 59)
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Jiangxi University of Science and Technology
University of Science and Technology Beijing

Guo Shengkun (Chinese: ; born October 1954) is a Chinese politician and business executive. He is the Minister of Public Security of the People's Republic of China, and one of the five State Councilors. Previously Guo served as the Communist Party Chief of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and CEO of Aluminum Corporation of China, a major state-owned enterprise.[1][2]

Guo is a native of Xingguo County, Jiangxi province. He has a doctoral degree in Business Administration from University of Science and Technology Beijing.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Metal industry[edit]

Guo Shengkun entered the work force in 1973 during the Cultural Revolution as a rusticated youth in rural Jiangxi province, and joined the Communist Party of China in December 1974. From 1977 to 1979 he studied mining at the Jiangxi Institute of Metallurgy (now Jiangxi University of Science and Technology).[1][2]

Starting in 1979 Guo worked in the non-ferrous metal industry in Jiangxi, rising through the ranks of China Non-Ferrous Metal Mining Corporation. In 2000 he led the creation of the state-owned enterprise Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) and became the Chairman and CEO of the company.[1][2][3] He also oversaw the dual listings of Chinalco's subsidiary, Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco), on the New York and Hong Kong stock exchanges.[3]

Guangxi[edit]

After more than two decades in the metal industry, in 2004 Guo was transferred to the government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, becoming the deputy party chief and deputy chairman of the provincial-level region which is rich non-ferrous metal reserves.[3] In November 2007 he succeeded Liu Qibao, who was transferred to Sichuan province, as the Communist Party Chief of Guangxi. He held the position until December 2012, when he was succeeded by Peng Qinghua.[1][2][3]

Minister of Public Security[edit]

In December 2012 Guo was transferred to the national government to succeed Meng Jianzhu as the Minister of Public Security,[1][2] China's top cop.[3] Some political analysts questioned his suitability for the post as he had little legal experience.[3] On 16 March 2013 Guo was appointed one of the five State Councilors of China.[4]

Guo Shengkun was an alternate member of the 16th and the 17th Central Committees, and is a full member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "郭声琨简历" [Biography of Guo Shengkun] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "郭声琨简历" [Biography of Guo Shengkun] (in Chinese). People's Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Li Jing (2012-12-29). "Naming of Guo Shengkun as security minister divides opinion". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  4. ^ "NPC endorses new cabinet lineup". National People's Congress of China. 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Meng Jianzhu
Minister of Public Security
December 2012 – present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Liu Qibao
Communist Party Chief of Guangxi
November 2007 – December 2012
Succeeded by
Peng Qinghua