Zhao Kezhi

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Zhao Kezhi
Communist Party Secretary of Hebei Province
Assumed office
July 2015
Deputy Zhang Qingwei (Governor)
Zhao Yong (party affairs)
Preceded by Zhou Benshun
Communist Party Secretary of Guizhou Province
In office
July 2012 – July 2015
Deputy Chen Min'er (Governor)
Chen Yiqin (party affairs)
Preceded by Li Zhanshu
Succeeded by Chen Min'er
Governor of Guizhou Province
In office
August 2010 – December 2012
Preceded by Lin Shusen
Succeeded by Chen Min'er
Personal details
Born December 1953 (age 63)
Laixi, Shandong, China
Political party Communist Party of China

Zhao Kezhi (Chinese: ; born December 1953) is a Chinese politician, serving since 2015 as the Communist Party Secretary of Hebei province. He is the former Party Secretary and former Governor of Guizhou province, and current Chairman of Guizhou People's Congress. He had also previously served as a vice governor of Shandong and Jiangsu provinces.[1][2]


Zhao was born in Laixi, Shandong province. Zhao Kezhi entered the work force in March 1973 as a middle school teacher in his native Laixi, Shandong province, and joined the Communist Party of China in January 1975. In April 1984 he became the mayor and deputy Communist Party Chief of Laixi County, was transferred in March 1987 to be the mayor and deputy party chief of nearby Jimo, and became party chief of Jimo in 1989. In December 1997 he was promoted to be the party chief of Dezhou, a prefecture-level city in Shandong. From February 2001 to March 2006 he was a deputy governor of Shandong province.[1][2]

In 2006 Zhao Kezhi was transferred to neighbouring Jiangsu province, where he was the executive vice governor until August 2010, when he was transferred again to southwestern Guizhou province, where he was appointed deputy party chief and acting governor. A month later he was elected by the Guizhou Provincial Congress as governor. In July 2012 Zhao was promoted to concurrently serve as the Communist Party Chief of Guizhou; in December he relinquished his governor post, and Chen Min'er was chosen as his successor.[1][2]

In July 2015, following the dismissal of Zhou Benshun, Zhao was named party chief of Hebei province.

Zhao is a member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d 赵克志简历 [Biography of Zhao Kezhi] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d 赵克志简历 [Biography of Zhao Kezhi] (in Chinese). People's Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Zhou Benshun
Communist Party Secretary of Hebei
Preceded by
Li Zhanshu
Communist Party Secretary of Guizhou
Succeeded by
Chen Min'er
Political offices
Preceded by
Lin Shusen
Governor of Guizhou
August 2010 – December 2012
Succeeded by
Chen Min'er