Ren Jianxin

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Ren Jianxin
President of the Supreme People's Court
In office
1988–1998
Preceded by Zheng Tianxiang
Succeeded by Xiao Yang
4th Secretary of CPC Central Political and Legislative Committee
In office
1992–1998
General Secretary Jiang Zemin
Preceded by Qiao Shi
Succeeded by Luo Gan
Personal details
Born August 1925 (age 92)
Xiangfen County, Shanxi, China
Political party Communist Party of China
Spouse(s) Niu Lizhi (牛立志)[1]

Ren Jianxin (Chinese: 任建新; pinyin: Rén Jiànxīn; born August 1925) is a retired Chinese lawyer, judge, and politician. He served as President of the Supreme People's Court from 1988 to 1998.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ren Jianxin was born in Xiangfen County, Shanxi Province in 1925. From 1946 to 1948 he studied at Peking University. From 1949 to 1959 he was a clerk in the Communist Party of China's key decision making bodies: the Central Committee's Political Science and Law Committee, the State Council Bureau of Legislative Affairs and the Office of the State Council. [2]

Career[edit]

In 1959 Ren Jianxin became Secretary-General of the Foreign Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, where he stayed until 1966. From 1971 to 1981 he was the Director of Legal Affairs in the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and Secretary-General in its Maritime Arbitration Commission, befiore becoming the Council's Vice-President in 1983. In 1983 he entered the Supreme People's Court of China; first started as Vice-President for 5 years until 1988, and then President for the next 10 years from 1988 to 1998. It was during this time that he also advanced in the Communist Party of China, and was chosen to become a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee (1983-1992) and later also its Central Political and Legislative Committee respectively, from 1992 to 1997. At the age of 72, he moved up to become a Delegate of the National Congress during the Communist Party of China's 15th governing period (1997—2002). From 1998 to 2003 he was the Vice-Chairman of the National Committee's 9th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.[2]

Honors and awards[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Cao Jianming- Vice-President of the People's Supreme Court (1999— ) Vice-President, People's Supreme Court
  • Wan Exiang - Vice-President of the People's Supreme Court (Grade 2 Judge) (2000— ) and Vice-President of the People's Supreme Court

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography of Ren Jianxin". Xinhua (in Chinese). Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Profile of Ren Jianxin China Vitae, undated, retrieved 3 February 2016
Legal offices
Preceded by
Zheng Tianxiang
President of the Supreme People's Court of China
1988–1998
Succeeded by
Xiao Yang
Party political offices
Preceded by
Qiao Shi
Secretary of CPC Central Political and Legislative Committee
1992–1997
Succeeded by
Luo Gan
Academic offices
Preceded by
Zou Yu
President of China Law Society
1997–2003
Succeeded by
Han Zhubin