Guo Shengkun
郭声琨
Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party
Assumed office
31 October 2017
General SecretaryXi Jinping
Preceded byMeng Jianzhu
State Councilor of the People's Republic of China
In office
16 March 2013 – 19 March 2018
PremierLi Keqiang
Minister of Public Security
In office
28 December 2012 – 4 November 2017
PremierWen Jiabao
Li Keqiang
DeputyFu Zhenghua, others
Preceded byMeng Jianzhu
Succeeded byZhao Kezhi
Communist Party Chief of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
In office
November 2007 – December 2012
Preceded byLiu Qibao
Succeeded byPeng Qinghua
Personal details
Born (1954-10-16) 16 October 1954 (age 67)
Xingguo County, Jiangxi
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materJiangxi University of Science and Technology
University of Science and Technology Beijing

Guo Shengkun (Chinese: ; born 16 October 1954) is a Chinese politician and business executive who currently serves as a Politburo member, a Central Secretariat secretary, and Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Previously Guo served as Minister of Public Security, State Councilor, Communist Party Chief of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and General Manager of Aluminum Corporation of China, a major state-owned enterprise.[1][2]

Guo is a native of Xingguo County, Jiangxi province. He has a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the University of Science and Technology Beijing.[1][2]

Career

Metal industry

Guo Shengkun entered the workforce in 1973 during the Cultural Revolution as a sent-down youth in rural Jiangxi province, and joined the CCP in December 1974. From 1977 to 1979 he studied mining at the Jiangxi Institute of Metallurgy (now Jiangxi University of Science and Technology).[1][2]

Starting in 1979 Guo worked in the non-ferrous metal industry in Jiangxi, rising through the ranks of China Non-Ferrous Metal Mining Corporation. In 2000 he led the creation of the state-owned enterprise Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) and became the General Manager of the company.[1][2][3] He also oversaw the dual listings of Chinalco's subsidiary, Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco), on the New York and Hong Kong stock exchanges.[3]

Politics

Guangxi

After more than two decades in the metal industry, in 2004 Guo was transferred to the government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, becoming the deputy party chief and deputy chairman of the provincial-level region which is rich non-ferrous metal reserves.[3] In November 2007 he succeeded Liu Qibao, who was transferred to Sichuan province, as the Communist Party Chief of Guangxi. He held the position until December 2012, when he was succeeded by Peng Qinghua.[1][2][3]

Guo meets with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson at the third U.S.-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues on Dec. 7, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
Guo meets with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson at the third U.S.-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues on Dec. 7, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Minister of Public Security

In December 2012 Guo was transferred to the national government to succeed Meng Jianzhu as the Minister of Public Security,[1][2] China's top policeman.[3] Some political analysts questioned his suitability for the post as he had minimal legal experience.[3] On 16 March 2013 Guo was appointed one of the five State Councilors in China.[4]

Guo Shengkun was an alternate member of the 16th and the 17th Central Committees, and a full member of the 18th Central Committee. He is a member of the 19th Politburo of the CCP.[1][2]

Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission

In October 2017, Guo is appointed as the Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the CCP.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 郭声琨简历 [Biography of Guo Shengkun] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g 郭声琨简历 [Biography of Guo Shengkun] (in Chinese). People's Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Li Jing (2012-12-29). "Naming of Guo Shengkun as security minister divides opinion". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  4. ^ "NPC endorses new cabinet lineup". National People's Congress of China. 2013-03-16. Archived from the original on 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  5. ^ "中央政法委书记郭声琨:以习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想为指导 奋力开创新时代政法事业新局面". Xinhua. 2017-10-31. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
Government offices Preceded byMeng Jianzhu Minister of Public Security December 2012 – November 2017 Succeeded byZhao Kezhi Party political offices Preceded byMeng Jianzhu Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission 2017–present Incumbent Preceded byLiu Qibao Communist Party Secretary of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region 2007–2012 Succeeded byPeng Qinghua