Guo Shengkun

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Guo Shengkun
郭声琨
Guo Shengkun 2015.jpg
Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China
Assumed office
31 October 2017
General Secretary Xi Jinping
Preceded by Meng Jianzhu
State Councilor of the People's Republic of China
In office
16 March 2013 – 19 March 2018
Serving with Yang Jing, Chang Wanquan, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yong
Premier Li Keqiang
Minister of Public Security
In office
28 December 2012 – 4 November 2017
Premier Wen Jiabao
Li Keqiang
Deputy Fu Zhenghua, others
Preceded by Meng Jianzhu
Succeeded by Zhao Kezhi
Communist Party Chief of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
In office
November 2007 – December 2012
Preceded by Liu Qibao
Succeeded by Peng Qinghua
Personal details
Born October 1954 (age 63)
Xingguo County, Jiangxi
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Jiangxi University of Science and Technology
University of Science and Technology Beijing

Guo Shengkun (Chinese: ; born October 1954) is a Chinese politician and business executive who currently serves as a Politburo member and Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China. Previously Guo served as Minister of Public Security, State Councilor, Communist Party Chief of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and General Manager of Aluminum Corporation of China, a major state-owned enterprise.[1][2]

Guo is a native of Xingguo County, Jiangxi province. He has a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the University of Science and Technology Beijing.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Metal industry[edit]

Guo Shengkun entered the workforce in 1973 during the Cultural Revolution as a sent-down youth in rural Jiangxi province, and joined the Communist Party of China in December 1974. From 1977 to 1979 he studied mining at the Jiangxi Institute of Metallurgy (now Jiangxi University of Science and Technology).[1][2]

Starting in 1979 Guo worked in the non-ferrous metal industry in Jiangxi, rising through the ranks of China Non-Ferrous Metal Mining Corporation. In 2000 he led the creation of the state-owned enterprise Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) and became the General Manager of the company.[1][2][3] He also oversaw the dual listings of Chinalco's subsidiary, Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco), on the New York and Hong Kong stock exchanges.[3]

Politics[edit]

Guangxi[edit]

After more than two decades in the metal industry, in 2004 Guo was transferred to the government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, becoming the deputy party chief and deputy chairman of the provincial-level region which is rich non-ferrous metal reserves.[3] In November 2007 he succeeded Liu Qibao, who was transferred to Sichuan province, as the Communist Party Chief of Guangxi. He held the position until December 2012, when he was succeeded by Peng Qinghua.[1][2][3]

Minister of Public Security[edit]

In December 2012 Guo was transferred to the national government to succeed Meng Jianzhu as the Minister of Public Security,[1][2] China's top cop.[3] Some political analysts questioned his suitability for the post as he had minimal legal experience.[3] On 16 March 2013 Guo was appointed one of the five State Councilors in China.[4]

Guo Shengkun was an alternate member of the 16th and the 17th Central Committees, and a full member of the 18th Central Committee. He is a member of the 19th Politburo of the Communist Party of China.[1][2]

Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission[edit]

In October 2017, Guo is appointed as the Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 郭声琨简历 [Biography of Guo Shengkun] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g 郭声琨简历 [Biography of Guo Shengkun] (in Chinese). People's Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Li Jing (2012-12-29). "Naming of Guo Shengkun as security minister divides opinion". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  4. ^ "NPC endorses new cabinet lineup". National People's Congress of China. 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  5. ^ "中央政法委书记郭声琨:以习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想为指导 奋力开创新时代政法事业新局面". Xinhua. 2017-10-31. Retrieved 2017-10-31. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Meng Jianzhu
Minister of Public Security
December 2012 – November 2017
Succeeded by
Zhao Kezhi
Party political offices
Preceded by
Meng Jianzhu
Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission
2017–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Liu Qibao
Communist Party Secretary of
the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

2007–2012
Succeeded by
Peng Qinghua