Wang Chen (politician)

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Wang Chen (Chinese: 王晨; pinyin: Wáng Chén; born 1950) is a Chinese journalist and politician. He served as Director of State Council Information Office from 2008 to 2013, and currently serves as the Secretary-General of the National People's Congress.

Wang was born in Beijing in 1950. He served in Guangming Daily agency for many years, and became the editor in chief of that newspaper in 1995. In June 2000 he was appointed as Deputy Director of Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China. In August 2001, he became the Editor in Chief of People's Daily. In October of same year, he became vice chairman of China National Journalist Association. He was promoted to president of People's Daily Agency. In March 2003, he became the chairman of Chinese Newspapers Association. From 2008 to 2013, he served as Director of the Information Office of the State Council. He was appointed Director of the newly created State Internet Information Office under the Information Office in May 2011.

He is a member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He was also a member of the 16th and 17th CPC Central Committees, and a member of the 9th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).


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