Wang Wentao
王文涛
Wang in March 2021
Minister of Commerce
Assumed office
26 December 2020
Preceded byZhong Shan
Governor of Heilongjiang
In office
26 March 2018 – 24[citation needed] 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 57)
Nantong, Jiangsu
Political partyCommunist Party of China (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 Governor of Heilongjiang province since March 2018. He formerly served as Communist Party Secretary of Jinan and Deputy Party Secretary of Shandong province.

Career

Wang was born in 1964 in Nantong, Jiangsu province. He attended Fudan University in Shanghai, graduating with a degree in philosophy. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) 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 Commerce Minister in December 2020

Wang has been an alternate member of the 18th and the 19th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China.

References

  1. ^ 王文涛同志简历 (in Chinese). People.cn. 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). Sina. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  3. ^ 王文涛任黑龙江省代省长. Thepaper.cn (in Chinese). 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