Jin Zhuanglong
金壮龙
Jin in 2024
Minister of Industry and Information Technology
Assumed office
29 July 2022
PremierLi Keqiang
Li Qiang
Preceded byXiao Yaqing
Personal details
BornMarch 1964 (age 60)
Dinghai County, Zhejiang, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma mater
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Jin Zhuanglong (Chinese: 金壮龙; born March 1964) is a Chinese business executive and politician, currently serving as minister of industry and information technology of China since July 2022. He previously served as executive deputy director of the Central Military-civilian Integration Development Committee Office from 2017 to 2022, chairman of the board and party secretary of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China from 2012 to 2017, and general manager of the corporation from 2008 to 2012.[1]

He was an alternate member of the 17th and 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, and a member of the 19th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.[2][3] He was a representative of the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party and is a representative of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

Biography

Jin was born in the town of Lincheng [zh], Dinghai County (now Dinghai District of Zhoushan), Zhejiang, in March 1964.[2] He attended the Zhejiang Zhoushan High School.[2]

Jin received a Bachelor of Engineering with a major in winged missile design from Beihang University in 1986, a Master of Engineering from the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology in 1989, and a Doctor of Economics in industrial economics from Fudan University in 2003.[2][4][1] He took training classes at the Central Party School from 1997 to 1998, from 2007 to 2008, and in 2010.

Jin joined the Chinese Communist Party in May 1984. Starting in June 1989, he successively served as a technician, engineering team leader, deputy director of the research office, assistant engineer, engineer, senior engineer, and researcher at the Eighth Design Department of Shanghai Aerospace Bureau.[2] He moved up the ranks to become deputy director in May 1993 and director in February 1996. He rose to become director of Shanghai Aerospace Bureau (now Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology) in January 1998.

In June 1999, he was assigned to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, becoming deputy general manager in December 2001.

In June 2004, he was appointed secretary-general of the Commission for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, in addition to serving as deputy director of the China National Space Administration. In July 2005, he was made deputy director of the Commission for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, concurrently serving as deputy leader of the Preparatory Team for the Large Passenger Aircraft Project.

In March 2008, he was chosen as general manager, vice chairman and deputy party secretary of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, rising to chairman and party secretary in January 2012.[2][5][6][7]

He was promoted to executive deputy director of the Central Military-civilian Integration Development Committee Office [zh], a position at ministerial level.[7]

On 29 July 2022, he was appointed party secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology,[8] replacing Xiao Yaqing, who was put under investigation for suspected "violation of discipline and law" by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the party's internal disciplinary body, and the National Supervisory Commission, the highest anti-corruption agency of China.[9][10]

References

  1. ^ a b Sina News (2022-07-29). "金壮龙成工信部新掌门人,曾任国产大飞机项目总指挥". news.sina.cn. Retrieved 2023-03-29.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Wang Yang (汪洋) (10 October 2008). 金壮龙,临城人民的骄傲儿子. zhoushan.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  3. ^ Liu, Zheng (29 October 2017). "China's technocrats blast off: two more space engineers in new Central Committee". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  4. ^ "国产大飞机"掌门人"金壮龙任中央军民融合办常务副主任_中国经济网——国家经济门户". www.ce.cn. Retrieved 2023-03-29.
  5. ^ "Russia's UAC projects selling at least 600 widebody jets over 20 years". reuters.com. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  6. ^ Robert Lawrence Kuhn (30 September 2016). "Innovation is critical to development". china.org.cn. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  7. ^ a b 国产大飞机“掌门人”金壮龙履新中央军民融合办常务副主任. thepaper (in Chinese). 1 September 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  8. ^ Shi Dongdong (是冬冬) (29 July 2022). 金壮龙任工业和信息化部党组书记. thepaper (in Chinese). Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  9. ^ "China's industry minister Xiao under investigation -state media". reuters.com. 28 July 2022. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  10. ^ Wong, Chun Han; Zhai, Keith (28 July 2022). "China Puts Minister in Charge of Tech Regulation Under Investigation". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
Government offices Preceded bySun Laiyan Secretary-General of the Commission for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense 2004–2006 Succeeded byHuang Qiang Preceded byXiao Yaqing Minister of Industry and Information Technology 2022–present Incumbent Business positions New title General Manager of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. 2008–2012 Succeeded byHe Dongfeng Preceded byZhang Qingwei Chairman of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. 2012–2017 Party political offices New title Executive Deputy Director of the Office of the Central Military Civilian Integration Development Commission [zh] 2017–2022 Succeeded byTBA