Jiang Yikang

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Jiang Yikang
姜异康
Communist Party Secretary of Shandong
Assumed office
March 2008
Deputy Jiang Daming; Guo Shuqing
Preceded by Li Jianguo
Personal details
Born (1953-01-00)January 1953
Zhaoyuan, Shandong
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China

Jiang Yikang (simplified Chinese: 姜异康; traditional Chinese: 姜異康; pinyin: Jiāng Yìkāng; born January 1953) a Chinese politician, serving since March 2008 as the Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Shandong committee. A soldier in his youth, Jiang rose through the ranks through his work in the General Office of the Communist Party of China. He also served as the deputy party chief of Chongqing and the party secretary of the China National School of Administration.

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Jiang was born in Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province. He joined the military in 1969, serving in the far northwestern region of Xinjiang, and joined the Communist Party in December 1970. In 1974, he was sent back to his home province, and assigned a job as a worker in a mechanical factory. In 1975 he joined the propaganda department of the city of Jinan, thereby beginning his political career. In 1981, he briefly attended Shandong Normal University in a cadres-training class.

In December 1982, Jiang joined the Jinan municipal party committee, working for its research office and as an office secretary. In 1985 he was selected to work for the General Office of the Communist Party of China, the party's central administrative organ, where Jiang would serve under four chiefs - Qiao Shi, Wang Zhaoguo, Wen Jiabao, and Zeng Qinghong. In July 1995 he was elevated to deputy director of the General Office (vice-minister rank), and the head of the department of administration for organizations directly subordinate to the Central Committee.

In October 2002, shortly before the 16th Party Congress, Jiang was transferred to Chongqing to serve as deputy party chief in the interior municipality. In May 2005, he was named the head of the commission for migrant re-settlement as part of the Three Gorges Dam project. In June 2006, he was again transferred to Beijing to serve as the executive vice president and Party Group Secretary of the National School of Administration (minister-level). In March 2008, he was named Party Secretary of Shandong.[1]

In the lead-up to the 18th Party Congress, there was initial speculation that Jiang would be named head of the Organization Department and enter the Politburo; however he ultimately remained in Shandong. As of 2016, he is the longest serving provincial-level party chief in the country, and one of the few provincial leaders to be serving in his native province (see also Han Zheng).[2]

He was an alternate member of the 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and a full member of the 17th and 18th Central Committees. He was also a member of the 9th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and a deputy to the 10th National People's Congress.[1]

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