Wang Zhaoguo

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Wang Zhaoguo (2011)

Wang Zhaoguo (simplified Chinese: 王兆国; traditional Chinese: 王兆國; pinyin: Wáng Zhàoguó; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ong Tiau-kok, born July 1941) is a Chinese politician who came to prominence during the era of Deng Xiaoping. At age 41, he had already acquired a ministerial position job.

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Wang Zhaoguo was born in Fengrun, Hebei in 1941. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1965. He graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1966 specializing in Mechanical Engineering.

He served as the First Secretary of the Communist Youth League from 1982 to 1984, at which point he was of a higher position than both current President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. He became Governor of Fujian from 1987 to 1990.

He was the Head of United Front Department from 1992 to 2002. In 2003 he became the Vice-Chairman of standing committee of 10th National People's Congress, and was re-elected in 11th National People's Congress in 2008.[1] He is a member of the 16th and 17th Politburo of the Communist Party of China. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Han Ying
First Secretary of the Communist Youth League of China
1982 – 1984
Succeeded by
Hu Jintao
Preceded by
Ding Guangen
Head of CPC Central United Front Department
1992 – 2002
Succeeded by
Liu Yandong
Political offices
Preceded by
Hu Ping
Governor of Fujian
1987 – 1990
Succeeded by
Jia Qinglin
Preceded by
Wei Jianxing
Chairman of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions
2002-2013
Succeeded by
Li Jianguo