Wang Wentao
Wang in 2023
Minister of Commerce
Assumed office
26 December 2020
PremierLi Keqiang
Li Qiang
(since 2023)
Preceded byZhong Shan
Governor of Heilongjiang
In office
March 2018 – December 2020
Preceded byLu Hao
Succeeded byHu Changsheng
Communist Party Secretary of Jinan
In office
March 2015 – March 2018
Preceded byWang Min
Succeeded byWang Zhonglin
Personal details
BornMay 1964 (age 60)
Nantong, Jiangsu
Political partyChinese Communist Party (1994-present)
Alma materFudan University

Wang Wentao (simplified Chinese: 王文涛; traditional Chinese: 王文濤; pinyin: Wáng Wéntāo; born May 1964) is a Chinese politician who has been Minister of Commerce since December 2020. He formerly served as Communist Party Secretary of Jinan and Deputy Party Secretary of Shandong province.


Wang was born in 1964 in Nantong, Jiangsu province. He attended Fudan University in Shanghai, graduating with a degree in philosophy. He joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in December 1994. After graduation he worked as an instructor at career institute of the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology; he also served as the head of the Communist Youth League organization at the institute, as well as the managing the sales of photocopying machines. He was later transferred to work as mayor of the town of Wuku in the Songjiang District, then promoted to party chief of Liugang. Then he served as deputy governor of Songjiang District in Shanghai and head of urban planning; he was also in charge of industrial development, the technology park, and export growth.

In January 2005, Wang was then transferred to Kunming to become deputy party chief, then mayor. Then he was transferred back to Shanghai to serve as deputy party chief and later governor of Huangpu District. In April 2011 he was named a provincial Party Standing Committee member of Jiangxi and party chief of the provincial capital Nanchang.[1]

In March 2015, Wang was named Party Secretary of Jinan and joined the Shandong Shengwei Changwei; he replaced Wang Min, who was dismissed for corruption. In April 2017, Wang was named deputy party chief of Shandong.[2] On 26 March 2018, he was appointed acting Governor of Heilongjiang province, replacing Lu Hao. He was confirmed as Governor on 15 May.[3] Wang was appointed Minister of Commerce in December 2020. In October 2022, after the 20th CCP National Congress, Wang was appointed as a full member of the CCP Central Committee. Wang was previously an alternate member of the 18th and the 19th Central Committees of the CCP.


  1. ^ 王文涛同志简历 (in Chinese (China)). Retrieved 2012-05-30.
  2. ^ 南昌市委书记王文涛将出任济南市委书记 (in Chinese (China)). Sina. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  3. ^ 王文涛任黑龙江省代省长. (in Chinese (China)). 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
Government offices Preceded byZhong Shan Minister of Commerce 2020– Incumbent Preceded byLu Hao Governor of Heilongjiang 2018–2020 Succeeded byHu Changsheng Party political offices Preceded byWang Min Communist Party Secretary of Jinan 2015–2018 Succeeded byWang Zhonglin Preceded byGong Zheng Deputy Party Secretary of Shandong 2017–2018 Succeeded byYang Dongqi