Wang Zhonglin
王忠林
Governor of Hubei
Assumed office
7 May 2021
LeaderYing Yong (Party secretary)
Preceded byWang Xiaodong
Communist Party Secretary of Wuhan
Assumed office
12 February 2020
DeputyZhou Xianwang (mayor)
Preceded byMa Guoqiang
Communist Party Secretary of Jinan
In office
May 2018 – February 2020
Preceded byWang Wentao
Succeeded bySun Licheng [zh]
Mayor of Jinan
In office
November 2016 – May 2018
Preceded byYang Luyu
Succeeded bySun Shutao
Personal details
Born (1962-08-13) 13 August 1962 (age 58)
Fei County, Shandong, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materEast China University of Political Science and Law
Ocean University of China

Wang Zhonglin (Chinese: 王忠林; pinyin: Wáng Zhōnglín; born 13 August 1962) is a Chinese politician. He has been Communist Party Secretary of Wuhan since February 2020. Previously he served as Communist Party Secretary of Jinan and a Shandong provincial party standing committee member. Wang is a delegate to the 13th National People's Congress.[1]

Early life and education

Wang was born in Fei County, Shandong in August 1962. In September 1980, he enrolled at East China University of Political Science and Law, majoring in criminal law, where he graduated in July 1984. He obtained a Doctor of Management degree from the Ocean University of China in June 2011.[2]

Career in Shandong

Wang joined the Communist Party of China in June 1984. He served in various posts in Zaozhuang municipal government before serving as Communist Party Secretary of Tengzhou, a county-level city of Zaozhuang, in December 2006. In March 2007 he became a standing committee member of the CPC Zaozhuang Municipal Committee. In December 2011, he was Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Liaocheng, he concurrently served mayor of the city in March 2013. During his tenure, he focused on urban demolition and reconstruction, which won him national reputation.[3] In July 2015, he was transferred to Jinan, capital of Shandong province, where he was appointed Director and Party Branch Secretary of Shandong Provincial Development and Reform Commission. One year later, he was named Deputy Communist Party Secretary, Party Branch Secretary and Acting Mayor of Jinan, replacing Yang Luyu, who was placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the party's internal disciplinary body, for "serious violations of regulations" in early April.[4][5] In May 2018, he was promoted to become Communist Party Secretary of Jinan and standing committee member of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee.

Career in Hubei

On 12 February 2020, he was appointed Communist Party Secretary of Wuhan,[6] succeeding Ma Guoqiang, who was removed from public offices for his response to the coronavirus pandemic.[7]

On 7 May 2021, he was appointed the acting governor of Hubei.[8]

References

  1. ^ Yang Fan (杨凡); Wang Chunling (王春令), eds. (31 January 2018). 山东省出席第十三届全国人民代表大会175名代表名单. iqilu.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  2. ^ Liu Longlong (柳龙龙) (13 February 2020). 王忠林任武汉市委书记 曾说对“不扛担子”问题要说“不行”. sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  3. ^ Yang Yi (杨艺), ed. (13 February 2020). 王忠林任武汉市委书记 曾任职山东被评"作风硬派". 163.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  4. ^ Mimi Lau (6 April 2016). "Mayor of major eastern Chinese city placed under investigation for graft month after being named in Hong Kong lawsuit". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Former mayor in E China under graft investigation". chinadaily.com. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  6. ^ 王忠林任武汉市委书记(附简历) on Sohu (in Chinese)
  7. ^ William Zheng (13 February 2020). "Coronavirus: Beijing's purge over virus takes down top Communist Party officials in Hubei". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  8. ^ "王忠林任湖北省副省长、代理省长". xinhua.net. 7 May 2021.


Government offices
Preceded by
Zhang Wufeng [zh]
Director of Shandong Provincial Development and Reform Commission
2015–2016
Succeeded by
Zhang Xinwen [zh]
Preceded by
Yang Luyu
Mayor of Jinan
2016–2018
Succeeded by
Sun Shutao [zh]
Preceded by
Wang Xiaodong
Governor of Hubei
2021–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Wang Wentao
Communist Party Secretary of Jinan
2018–2020
Succeeded by
Sun Licheng [zh]
Preceded by
Ma Guoqiang
Communist Party Secretary of Wuhan
2020–present
Incumbent