Peng Peiyun

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Peng Peiyun (Simplified Chinese:彭佩云; born 1929 at Liuyang, Hunan Province, China) is a Chinese politician.[1]

Biography[edit]

Peng was admitted to the National Southwestern Associated University at 15. She graduated from Qinghua University and joined the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) in 1946. She held several positions in the CPC branches in public education institutions. She was assigned to the deputy secretary of the CPC committee in Beijing University before she was demoted and sent to the countryside in the Cultural Revolution.[2]

Peng was rehabilitated near the end of the Cultural Revolution. She entered the Ministry of Education and became the vice ministry before she was assigned the Minister of the National Population and Family Planning Commission. In 1993 she became a member of the State Council. In 1998, she was elected the Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and the Chairwoman of the All-China Women's Federation.[3] In 1999, she was elected the Chairperson of the Red Cross Society of China. She was reelected to the same position in 2004.

Peng was elected as a delegate to the 12th and 13th CPC National Congresses and to the 14th and 15th CPC Central Committees.

Peng married to Wang Hanbin, a Chinese politician who was also elected the Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and CPC Central Committee. The couple have four children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography of Peng Peiyun". China Vitae. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  2. ^ The A to Z of the Chinese Cultural Revolution By Guo Jian, Yongyi Song, Yuan Zhou, Rowman & Littlefield, Sep 30, 2009, page 219
  3. ^ Peng Peiyun's Women's Work: Equality, Development and Peace, by Peng Peiyun, China Women Publishing House, 2005, Abstract
Political offices
Preceded by
Chen Muhua
Chairperson of All-China Women's Federation
1998–2003
Succeeded by
Gu Xiulian
Preceded by
Wang Wei (chair)
Chairperson of National Population and Family Planning Commission
1998–2003
Succeeded by
Zhang Weiqing
Preceded by
Qian Zhengying
Chairperson of the Red Cross Society of China
1999 – 2009
Succeeded by
Hua Jianmin