Li Jianguo

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li.

Li Jianguo (Chinese: 李建国; pinyin: Lǐ Jiànguó; born April 1946) is a Chinese politician, currently serving as a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, Vice-Chairman of the National People's Congress, and chairman of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions. He was formerly Communist Party Chief of Shaanxi and Shandong provinces; he also served as the Secretary-General of the National People's Congress.[1]

Born in Juancheng County, Shandong Province, Li graduated from department of Chinese literature of Shandong University, and joined the Communist Party of China in June 1971. In his early years, he served in various posts in Tianjin, and used to be the secretary of Li Ruihuan, the then Party chief of Tianjin. In the 1980s, when Li Ruihuan governed Tianjin, Li Jianguo was continuously elevated, and he served as vice director and director of general office of CPC Tianjin committee, vice secretary general of the committee, a standing committee member and secretary general of the committee, the secretary of CPC committee in Heping district of Tianjin, and eventually the vice Party chief of Tianjin.

In August 1997, Li was promoted to the secretary of CPC Shaanxi committee at the age of 51, and was elected the chairman of Shaanxi People's Congress in January 1998. He served in Shaanxi for 10 years until March 2007, when he was transferred to Shandong and became the Party chief of Shandong Province. Later, he was also elected the chairman of Shandong People's Congress. In March 2008, Li was elected vice chairman of National People's Congress and also became the secretary general of the Congress, thus becoming a national leader. He was re-elected vice chairman of the NPC in 2012, ranking first among the vice-chairmen.

Li was an alternate member of 14th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and a full member of 15th and 16th Central Committees of CPC. He was a member of the 17th Central Committee. He is a current member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography of Li Jianguo". China Vitae. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
An Qiyuan
Communist Party Secretary of Shaanxi
1997 – 2007
Succeeded by
Zhao Leji
Preceded by
Zhang Gaoli
Communist Party Secretary of Shandong
2007 – 2008
Succeeded by
Jiang Yikang