Ding Xuexiang
丁薛祥
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Director of the General Office of the Chinese Communist Party
Assumed office
15 November 2017
DeputyChen Shiju
Meng Xiangfeng
General secretaryXi Jinping
Preceded byLi Zhanshu
Director of the Office of the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party
Assumed office
May 2013
General secretaryXi Jinping
Preceded byChen Shiju
Personal details
Born (1962-09-13) 13 September 1962 (age 59)
Nantong, Jiangsu, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma mater

Ding Xuexiang (Chinese: 丁薛祥; pinyin: Dīng Xuēxiáng; born 13 September 1962) is a Chinese politician and serves as an important political aide of Xi Jinping, current General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Ding is the current director of the General Office of the CCP. Ding served on Xi's staff beginning in Shanghai, then followed him to Beijing. He is also a member of the 19th Party Politburo, and a Secretary of the Party Secretariat.[1][2]

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Early life and education

Ding Xuexiang was born in Nantong, Jiangsu province, on 13 September 1962. He graduated from the Northeast Heavy Machinery Institute in Qinghuangdao, later renamed Yanshan University, in 1982 with a degree in engineering. Ding Xuexiang got his first job at the Shanghai Research Institute of Materials from 1982 to 1999, and would join the Chinese Communist Party in 1984.[3] Ding Xuexiang would get his master's in public administration from Fudan University's School of Management in 1993.[4]

Political career

At the Shanghai Research Institute of Materials, Ding advanced rapidly through various research, administrative, and party positions. Eventually, he would move into politics after landing his first cadre position as the Deputy Director of the Shanghai Municipal Science & Technology Commission in 1999.[5] Throughout his tenure at the SRIM, he would attain leadership roles in propaganda, organization, general office, politics, and legal affairs, gaining valuable experience in all said fields. His rise to the Politburo would be achieved primarily by climbing the ranks of the party. [6] He would move up the ranks of the party apparatus in Shanghai, finishing off his time in the city as Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee in 2013. [7] He would first be elected to the Central Committee as an alternate member at the 18th Party Congress in 2012.

Politburo

Ding would join the Politburo in 2017 as the Director of the General Office of the CCP.

References

  1. ^ "China Vitae : Biography of Ding Xuexiang". www.chinavitae.com.
  2. ^ "1st Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC (Chinese)". Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on 2017-10-25.
  3. ^ "Ding Xuexiang" (PDF). brookings.edu. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  4. ^ Kenderdine, Tristan. "Xi Loyalist Ding Xuexiang Could Benefit From Factional Infighting". thediplomat.com. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  5. ^ Wong, Edward. "The 'Gatekeeper' in Xi Jinping's Inner Circle". nytimes.com. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  6. ^ Kenderine, Tristan. "Xi Loyalist Ding Xuexiang Could Benefit From Factional Infighting". thediplomat.com. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  7. ^ Xinhua. "Ding Xuexiang -- Member of Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee". chindaily.com. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
Party political offices Preceded byChen Shiju Director of the Office of the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Incumbent Preceded byLi Zhanshu Director of the General Office of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party 2017–present