Tian Jiyun
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First Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China
In office
March 15, 1993 – March 5, 2003
ChairmanQiao ShiLi Peng
Vice Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
In office
June,1983–March,1993
PremierZhao ZiyangLi Peng
Member of the Central Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party
In office
Sepetmeber 24,1985 – November 15, 2002
General SecretaryHu YaobangZhao ZiyangJiang Zemin
Secretary-General of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
In office
June 20,1983 – November 11,1985
PremierZhao Ziyang
Personal details
Born(1929-06-04)June 4, 1929 (age 91)
Feicheng, Shandong, Republic of China
NationalityChinese
Political partyChinese Communist Party (1945–2003)

Tian Jiyun (simplified Chinese: 田纪云; traditional Chinese: 田紀雲; pinyin: Tián Jìyún; born June 1929 in Feicheng, Shandong) is a retired politician in the People's Republic of China, known as a supporter of Deng Xiaoping's reforms. The best-known feature of his biography is the speech of 1992, delivered in the Central Party School, in which he ridicules the "leftists" (those who did not support the new policy of openness). Tian proposed they establish their own "economic zones" preserving all the worst features of the old system.

Biography

Between 1981 and 1983, Tian served as the deputy secretary general of the State Council. He was promoted to the secretary general in 1983, and served as the vice premier of the State Council between 1983 and 1993.

Tian joined the Chinese Communist Party at the age of 16. He has been a member of the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party since 1982, and joined the politburo in 1987.

Tian was elected the vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in 1993 and 1998. Tian retired in 2002 at the age of 73.