Li Jianguo

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Li Jianguo (Chinese: 李建国; pinyin: Lǐ Jiànguó; born April 1946) is a politician of the People's Republic of China, and former Party chief of Shaanxi and Shandong Provinces. He currently serves as the vice chairman and secretary general of National People's Congress.[1]

Born in Juancheng County, Shandong Province, Li graduated from department of Chinese literature of Shandong University, and joined the Communist Party of China in June 1971. In his early years, he served in various posts in Tianjin, and used to be the secretary of Li Ruihuan, the then Party chief of Tianjin. In the 1980s, when Li Ruihuan governed Tianjin, Li Jianguo was continuously elevated, and he served as vice director and director of general office of CPC Tianjin committee, vice secretary general of the committee, a standing committee member and secretary general of the committee, the secretary of CPC committee in Heping district of Tianjin, and eventually the vice Party chief of Tianjin.

In August 1997, Li was promoted to the secretary of CPC Shaanxi committee at the age of 51, and was elected the chairman of Shaanxi People's Congress in January 1998. He served in Shaaxin for 10 years until March 2007, when he was transferred to Shandong and became the Party chief of Shandong Province. Later, he was also elected the chairman of Shandong People's Congress. In March 2008, Li was elected vice chairman of National People's Congress and also became the secretary general of the Congress, thus becoming a national leader.

Li was an alternate member of 14th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and a full member of 15th and 16th Central Committees of CPC. He is a current member of 17th Central Committee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography of Li Jianguo". China Vitae. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
An Qiyuan
Secretary of the CPC Shaanxi Committee
1997 – 2007
Succeeded by
Zhao Leji