Guo Gengmao

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Guo Gengmao
郭庚茂
Communist Party Secretary of Henan
In office
March 2013 – March 2016
Preceded by Lu Zhangong
Succeeded by Xie Fuzhan
Governor of Henan
In office
April 2008 – March 2013
Preceded by Li Chengyu
Succeeded by Xie Fuzhan
Governor of Hebei
In office
October 2006 – April 2008
Preceded by Ji Yunshi
Succeeded by Hu Chunhua
Personal details
Born December 1950
Jizhou, Hebei, China
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Peking University

Guo Gengmao (Chinese: 郭庚茂; pinyin: Guō Gēngmào; born December 1950) is a politician of the People's Republic of China. He served as Communist Party Secretary and Governor of Henan Province, as well as Governor of his native Hebei Province.

Biography[edit]

Guo Gengmao was born in Ji County, Hebei (now the county-level city of Jizhou), in December 1950. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in March 1972. Guo graduated from the political science division of the International Politics faculty of Peking University. He also obtained a master's degree in Political Economics from the Central Party School.

Guo served in various positions in Hebei province for some 30 years. He began work in November 1975 as the deputy party secretary of a people's commune in Ji County. He was mayor of Xingtai from 1994 to 1997. Guo was then promoted to vice-governor of Hebei in 1998 and Executive Vice Governor of Hebei in 2000, as well as deputy secretary of the provincial government's leading party group. Guo then became the acting governor of Hebei and concurrently the deputy party secretary in October 2006, and was officially elected governor in January 2007.[1]

In a reshuffling of provincial leadership in 2008, Guo was transferred to the neighboring Henan Province. He became the Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Henan in March 2008 in preparation for his governorship,[2][3] and was appointed as the acting governor of Henan on April 7, 2008.[4] On January 17, 2009, Guo was confirmed as governor of Henan.[5]

In 2013, upon the departure of Lu Zhangong, Guo was promoted to party chief, having served for some seven years as governor of two provinces by this point.[6] On 26 March 2016, Guo stepped down as Henan party chief after reaching the retirement age. He was succeeded by the governor Xie Fuzhan.[7] After retiring from active politics, Guo sat on the National People's Congress Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee as a vice chair.

Guo was an alternate member of the 16th Central Committee and is a full member of the 17th Central Committee and the 18th Central Committee of the CPC. He was a delegate to the 10th, 11th, and 12th National People Congresses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hebei 10th Provincial Congress elects Guo Gengmao as Governor" (in Chinese). Sina.com. 2007-01-20. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  2. ^ "Provincial leadership announced". China Daily. 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Guo Gengmao transferred to become Henan Province deputy party secretary" (in Chinese). Caijing. 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  4. ^ "Guo Gengmao elected vice governor, acting governor of Henan; Li Chengyu resigns as governor" (in Chinese). Xinhua. 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  5. ^ "China's most populous region gets new local gov't leader". Xinhua. 2009-01-17. Archived from the original on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  6. ^ "Guo Gengmao elected governor of Henan" (in Chinese). People's Daily. 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  7. ^ "谢伏瞻任河南省委书记 郭庚茂不再担任". Sohu (in Chinese). 26 March 2016. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Lu Zhangong
Communist Party Secretary of Henan
2013–2016
Succeeded by
Xie Fuzhan
Political offices
Preceded by
Li Chengyu
Governor of Henan
2008–2013
Succeeded by
Xie Fuzhan
Preceded by
Ji Yunshi
Governor of Hebei
2006–2008
Succeeded by
Hu Chunhua