Jia Zhibang

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Jia Zhibang (Chinese: 贾治邦; born 1946) is a politician of the People's Republic of China, and currently serves as Director of State Forestry Administration of PRC.

Born in Wuqi, Shaanxi Province, Jia graduated from Renmin University of China, majoring in national economics management. He joined Communist Party of China in April 1962, and had served in various posts in Shaanxi for many years. In May 1993, he was promoted to a standing committee member of CPC Shaanxi committee, and the vice governor of Shaanxi. Later, he became vice secretary of CPC Shaanxi committee, acting governor and later governor.

In October 2004, Jia was transferred to Beijing and was appointed as executive vice Minister of Civil Affairs (rank of Minister). In December 2005, he became the director of State Forestry Administration.

On June 5, 2007, World Wide Fund for Nature awarded Jia Outstanding Leadership Prize for Natural Protection", in recognition of efforts and achievements of State Forestry Administration of PRC on natural protection.[1]

He holds the title of economist. He was an alternative member of 14th and 15th Central Committee of CPC, and a full member of 16th Central Committee. He is a current member of 17th Central Committee of CPC.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Zhou Shengxian
Director of State Forestry Administration
2005–
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Cheng Andong
Governor of Shaanxi
2002–2004
Succeeded by
Chen Deming