Lu Hao (born 1967)

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Lu Hao
陆昊
Governor of Heilongjiang
Assumed office
March 2013
Preceded by Wang Xiankui
First Secretary of the Communist Youth League
In office
April 2008 – March 2013
Preceded by Hu Chunhua
Succeeded by Qin Yizhi
Personal details
Born June 1967 (age 49–50)
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China

Lu Hao (Chinese: 陆昊; pinyin: Lù Hào; born June 1967) is a Chinese politician, serving since 2013 as the Governor of Heilongjiang Province.

Early life[edit]

Lu was born in Xi'an, but traces his ancestry to Shanghai (some sources say he was born in Shanghai). His father was a university professor. Lu joined the Communist Party of China in 1985 age 18. Due to his high grades, he was guaranteed entrance to the School of Economics and Management at Peking University. He was soon involved in student politics, and at age 20 was elected the head of the university student union, becoming the first student union president elected by popular vote since the Cultural Revolution. In early 1989, he gained admittance without sitting an exam to pursue graduate studies in economics at Peking University.[1]

Lu also worked part-time as assistant to the manager of a wool production plant. By the age of 28, he was promoted general manager of the Beijing Wool Factory,

Political career[edit]

Lu became head of the Zhongguancun Administrative Office in 1999, beginning his career in public administration. In February 2003, he began working part-time as assistant to the chief executive of the Three Gorges Dam project. In May 2008, Lu was named First Secretary of the Communist Youth League. He was appointed acting governor of Heilongjiang on March 25, 2013, replacing Wang Xiankui, In 2012, Lu became the youngest full member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wang Xiankui
Governor of Heilongjiang
2013–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Hu Chunhua
First Secretary of the Communist Youth League of China
2008–2013
Succeeded by
Qin Yizhi