Wang Gang
王刚
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Wang Gang
Director of the General Office of the Chinese Communist Party
In office
1999–2007
General SecretaryJiang Zemin
Hu Jintao
Preceded byZeng Qinghong
Succeeded byLing Jihua
Personal details
BornOctober 1942 (1942-10) (age 79)
Fuyu, Songyuan, Jilin, Republic of China
Political partyChinese Communist Party (1971-2013)

Wang Gang (Chinese: 王刚; born October 1942) is a retired Chinese politician. He served in prominent leadership positions in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after 1999, including Director of the General Office of the CCP and Secretary of the Secretariat. He was a member of the Politburo from 2007 to 2012.

Biography

Wang was born in Fuyu County, Jilin Province, and graduated from the department of philosophy of Jilin University in 1967. He joined the CCP in June 1971. Between 1977 and 1981 he served on the administrative staff of the Communist Party's regional committee in Xinjiang. Between 1981 and 1985 he was a secretary in the Communist Party's office on managing relations with Taiwan. He was later responsible for the State Bureau for Letters and Calls and the State Archives Administration. Between 1999 and 2001 he became of the Director of the General Office of the CCP.

Wang was an alternate member of the 15th Central Committee of the CCP, an alternate member of the 16th Politburo of the CCP and a Secretary of the Secretariat of the CCP.[1]

He became a full member of the 17th Politburo of the CCP in 2007, joining the inner sanctum of power in the CCP. Between 2008 and 2013 Wang served as one of the Vice Chairman of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and the secretary of a working committee of organs directly affiliated to the Central Committee of the CCP.

Wang retired from public life in 2013.

References

  1. ^ "王刚简历". Official Biography, Xinhua. Archived from the original on April 16, 2003.
Party political offices Preceded byZeng Qinghong Director of the General Office of the Chinese Communist Party 1999–2007 Succeeded byLing Jihua