Wang Gang (politician)

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Wang Gang
王刚
Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China
In office
1999–2007
General Secretary Jiang Zemin
Hu Jintao
Preceded by Zeng Qinghong
Succeeded by Ling Jihua
Personal details
Born October 1942
Fuyu County, Jilin Province
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang.

Wang Gang (Chinese: 王刚; born October 1942) is a retired Chinese politician. He served in prominent leadership positions in the Communist Party of China after 1999, including Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China and Secretary of the Secretariat. He was a member of the Politburo from 2007 to 2012.

Biography[edit]

Wang was born in Fuyu County, Jilin Province, and graduated from the department of philosophy of Jilin University in 1967. He joined the CPC in June 1971. Between 1977 and 1981 he served on the administrative staff of the Communist Party's regional committee in Xinjiang. Between 1981 and 1985 he was a secretary in the Communist Party's office on managing relations with Taiwan. He was later responsible for the State Bureau for Letters and Calls and the State Archives Administration. Between 1999 and 2001 he became of the Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China.

Wang was an alternate member of the 15th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, an alternate member of the 16th Politburo of the Communist Party of China and a Secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China.[1]

He became a full member of the 17th Politburo of the Communist Party of China in 2007, joining the inner sanctum of power in the Communist Party. Between 2008 and 2013 Wang served as one of the Vice Chairman of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and the secretary of a working committee of organs directly affiliated to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Wang retired from public life in 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "王刚简历". Official Biography, Xinhua. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Zeng Qinghong
Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China
1999–2007
Succeeded by
Ling Jihua