Zhao Hongzhu

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Zhao Hongzhu
赵洪祝
Deputy Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
Assumed office
15 November 2012
Secretary Wang Qishan
Rank 1st
Portfolios Internal Supervision;
Leading Group on Discipline Reform Initiatives
Deputy Leader of the Central Leading Group for Inspection Work
Assumed office
15 November 2012
Serving with Zhao Leji
Leader Wang Qishan
Communist Party Secretary of Zhejiang Province
In office
March 2007 – December 2012
Preceded by Xi Jinping
Succeeded by Xia Baolong
Personal details
Born July 1947 (age 69)
Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Zhao Hongzhu
Traditional Chinese 趙洪祝
Simplified Chinese 赵洪祝

Zhao Hongzhu (Chinese: 赵洪祝; born July 1947) is a Chinese politician and a member of the Communist Party of China's national leadership. Zhao currently serves as the Deputy Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the Communist Party's anti-corruption agency, as well as a Secretary of the Central Secretariat.

Zhao spent his early career in Inner Mongolia before being transferred to work for the Ministry of Supervision and the CCDI in Beijing. He was the Communist Party Secretary of Zhejiang province from 2007 to 2012.[1]

Biography[edit]

Zhao was born in July 1947 in Ningcheng County in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region,[1][2] He is a member of the Han ethnic group and his father was a farmer.[3][4] He graduated from the Central Party School. He began work in Inner Mongolia, his birthplace, first as a logistics officer.[3] He then entered the Hulunbuir League nomadic administration bureau. Thereafter, he was named to the leadership council of a local ranch, serving as its Disciplinary Secretary.

In 1980, Zhao entered the party's Organization Department in Hinggan League. He became the head of the department in 1985. In 1988 he became the deputy party chief of Hinggan League. He left Inner Mongolia in 1992 to take on a job in the research office of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). In 1994, he became the head of the General Office serving the CCDI.

In April 1998, he became the Deputy Minister of Supervision of the People's Republic of China. His tenure lasted until July 2002. In November 2002, Zhao became a standing committee member of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China and, in November 2003, the Executive Deputy Head of the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China.

Zhao was appointed Party Secretary of Zhejiang in March 2007, taking the office vacated by Xi Jinping, who went on to become party chief of Shanghai.[1][4] He stepped down as party chief of Zhejiang in November 2012 to take up the number two role in the Communist Party's top anti-corruption body, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, under Secretary Wang Qishan. As was customary for the top-ranked CCDI Deputy Secretary, Zhao also became a Secretary of the Central Secretariat at the 18th Party Congress. Since joining the CCDI, Zhao has taken on the role of the leader of a coordination group in charge of implementing specific aspects of the reforms of the discipline and supervision system.[5] Zhao was also put in charge of the Office for the Supervision of Discipline Personnel, an internal audit and control organ of the CCDI.[6] In 2013, Zhao was also named deputy leader of the Central Leading Group for Advancing Mass Line Education.[7]

According to Hong Kong-based news magazine Chengming, Zhao was the top official present when former official Ling Jihua was taken in for investigation.[8]

Zhao is a member of the 17th and 18th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China. He is also a member of the 18th Standing Committee of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography of Zhao Hongzhu". China Vitae. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Zhao Hongzhu" (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2014-09-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Biographical Observations on Zhao Hongzhu". Wikileaks. 20 July 2007. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Who's Who in China's Leadership". China Who's Who. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "赵洪祝担任纪律检查体制改革专项小组组长 黄树贤任副组长". Renminwang. July 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "赵洪祝直接分管中纪委纪检监察干部监督室". Ifeng. 
  7. ^ "刘云山出席党的群众路线教育实践活动中央巡回督导组工作总结会议". CPC. October 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "令計劃聞遭拔官 手抖摔杯". Apple Daily. January 6, 2015. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Xi Jinping
Communist Party Secretary of Zhejiang
2007–2012
Succeeded by
Xia Baolong