Zeng Peiyan

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Zeng Peiyan
Zeng Peiyan (cropped).jpg
Zeng Peiyan in 2008.
Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China
In office
March 2003 – March 2008
PremierWen Jiabao
Personal details
Born (1938-12-01) 1 December 1938 (age 80)
Shaoxing, Chekiang, Republic of China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materTsinghua University

Zeng Peiyan (Chinese: 曾培炎; pinyin: Zēng Péiyán; born December 1938) is a Chinese politician. He was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China from 2002 to 2007 and was a Vice-premier from 2003 to 2008.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Zeng Peiyan was born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province. He graduated from Tsinghua University in 1962. Zeng joined the Communist Party of China in 1978.[2]

Post-political life[edit]

Following his post as Vice Premier of the State Council, Zeng has been serving as Chairman of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, a think tank with the mission of promoting international economic research and exchanges and providing consulting service.[3] In 2009, he also became a member of the International Advisory Council of the sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation.[4]

2013 Taiwan visit[edit]

In end of February 2013, Zeng, in his capacity as the Chairman of the mainland-based China Center for International Economic Exchanges visited Taiwan for five days in which he delivered a speech during a Cross-Straits Entrepreneurs’ Forum at the Grand Hotel in Taipei. His visit came at the invitation of Vincent Siew, the Chairman of the Cross-Straits Common Market Foundation. Zeng met representatives from Taiwan’s industrial and commercial circles, and will also tour around the region to get a better understanding of the latest developments to the island's economy.[5] [6]


  1. ^ Xinhua: Wu Yi, Zhang Lichang, Cao Gangchuan, Zeng Peiyan not in CPC new central committee
  2. ^ http://www.chinavitae.com/biography/Zeng_Peiyan
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://english.cntv.cn/program/newsupdate/20130227/104931.shtml
  6. ^ http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8149884.html
Government offices
Chen Jinhua
as Chairman of the State Planning Commission
Chairman of the State Development Planning Commission
Ma Kai
as Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission