Wu Jianchang

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Wu Jianchang
Vice-Minister of Metallurgical Industry
In office
December 1997 – March 1998
Personal details
Born(1939-06-02)2 June 1939
Changsha, Hunan, China
Died19 November 2018(2018-11-19) (aged 79)
Xiehe Hospital, Beijing, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Deng Lin
(m. 1973; his death 2018)
RelationsDeng Xiaoping (father-in-law)
Zhuo Lin (mother-in-law)
ChildrenWu Mengmeng (son)
Alma materUniversity of South China
OccupationPolitician, engineer
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Wu Jianchang (Chinese: 吴建常; 2 June 1939 – 17 November 2018) was a Chinese politician and engineer who served as vice-minister of Metallurgical Industry in the 1990s.


Born in June 1939, Wu graduated from the University of South China. He was an engineer in the General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals from September 1964 to April 1984. Wu joined the newly established China Non-ferrous Metals Industry Corporation in 1984, becoming vice-general manager in April 1984 and general manager in August 1994. He was vice-minister of Metallurgical Industry between December 1997 and March 1998. He was vice-president of China Iron and Steel Industry Association (CISA) in 1999, and held that office until April 2011. He became honorary president of China Non-ferrous Metals Industry Association in April 2011, and served until his death.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

In 1973 Wu married Deng Lin (Chinese: 邓林), the eldest daughter of Deng Xiaoping. Their son, Wu Mengmeng (Chinese: 吴萌萌), was born in 1974.


  1. ^ 邓小平女婿、邓林丈夫吴建常去世,丧事从简. Sohu (in Chinese). 2018-11-20.
  2. ^ 原冶金部副部长吴建常逝世,系邓小平大女儿邓林的丈夫. sina (in Chinese). 2018-11-20.