Zhang Wenkang

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.
Zhang Wenkang
Traditional Chinese 張文康
Simplified Chinese 张文康

Zhang Wenkang(born 1940 in Nanhui, Shanghai) was the health minister of China[1] during the SARS outbreak[2] who was sacked for mishandling the matter.[3]

Zhang was a supporter of former President Jiang Zemin. After he was fired, he was placed in various ceremonial positions.

Government offices
Preceded by
Chen Minzhang
Minister of Health of China
Succeeded by
Wu Yi


  1. ^ "Biography of Zhang Wenkang". China Vitae. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sars death toll rises to 235". The Guardian. 22 April 2003. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Top Chinese officials sacked as SARS cover-up revealed". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 20 April 2003. Retrieved 27 December 2010.