|Minister of Railways of the People's Republic of China|
25 February 2011 – 16 March 2013
|Preceded by||Liu Zhijun|
|Succeeded by||post abolished|
Sheng Guangzu (Chinese: 盛光祖; pinyin: Shèng Guāngzǔ; born 1949) is the last Chinese Minister of Railways before the position was abolished in March 2013. He was formerly the head of the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China. He initially held several lower positions in the Ministry of Railways, and moved up the ranks starting in 2000. Sheng was also a member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
While deputy governor of the Ministry of China Railway Communication, he supported the creation of China Netcom to compete with China Telecom. He became a board member of China Netcom and the Ministry of Railways was given a quarter interest in the company.
Sheng replaced his predecessor Liu Zhijun who was dismissed for corruption. During his tenure, the Wenzhou train collision occurred on July 23, 2011, killing 40, and injuring 192 (12 severely).
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|Minister of the General Administration of Customs
|Minister of Railways
February 2011 – March 2013