Wu Zhenglong
吴政隆
State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China
Assumed office
12 March 2023
Serving with Wang Xiaohong and Shen Yiqin
PremierLi Qiang
14th Secretary General of the State Council
Assumed office
12 March 2023
PremierLi Qiang
Preceded byXiao Jie
Communist Party Secretary of Jiangsu
In office
18 October 2021 – 28 December 2022
DeputyXu Kunlin (Governor)
Preceded byLou Qinjian
Succeeded byXin Changxing
Chairman of Jiangsu People's Congress
In office
23 January 2022 – January 2023
Preceded byLou Qinjian
Succeeded byXin Changxing
Governor of Jiangsu
In office
May 2017 – August 2021
Preceded byShi Taifeng
Succeeded byXu Kunlin
Communist Party Secretary of Nanjing
In office
October 2016 – May 2017
Preceded byHuang Lixin
Succeeded byZhang Jinghua
Communist Party Secretary of Taiyuan
In office
September 2014 – October 2016
Preceded byChen Chuanping
Succeeded byWang Weizhong
Personal details
BornNovember 1964 (age 59)
Gaochun County, Jiangsu
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materTaiyuan Machinery College
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Wu Zhenglong (Chinese: 吴政隆; born November 1964) is a Chinese politician and who is currently a state councilor and the secretary-general of the State Council. Previously, he was Governor of Jiangsu, Communist Party Secretary of Nanjing and Communist Party Secretary of Jiangsu. Born in Jiangsu, Wu served in Chongqing, then Shanxi, earlier in his career, before being transferred back to his home province, where he experienced a series of rapid promotions.

Biography

Wu was born in Gaochun County, Jiangsu province. He graduated in 1984 from the Taiyuan Mechanical College (later renamed North University of China), where he studied machinery and equipment manufacturing, and worked in the military supply and industry ministry, before being transferred to the National Planning Commission to work as a political secretary. In 1999 he became deputy secretary-general of the Chongqing municipal government shortly after it became a direct-controlled municipality; he was then named deputy governor of Wanzhou District, then governor, then the party chief. Considered a "political survivor" in Chongqing, Wu served in the administration of then Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, who was ousted in 2012. In May 2013 Wu was named secretary-general of the party committee, and a member of the party standing committee of Chonqging.[1]

In 2014, Chen Chuanping was abruptly removed from office as party chief of Taiyuan as part of a corruption probe. Wu was 'parachuted' in as the new party chief of Taiyuan in August 2014; he also earned an ex officio seat on the provincial party standing committee. Wu served in Shanxi for two years, before being transferred back to his home province of Jiangsu to take on the post of deputy party chief and party chief of the provincial capital Nanjing, a clear promotion and indication that he was being groomed to higher office. In May 2017, Wu was appointed acting Governor of Jiangsu.[2] On 18 October 2021, he was promoted to Communist Party Secretary of Jiangsu, the top political position in province.

Wu was a delegate to the 11th National People's Congress, elected in 2008. Wu was an alternate member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and a full member of the 19th Central Committee.[3]

References

  1. ^ 吴政隆任重庆市委秘书长. People.cn. Retrieved 2013-05-16.
  2. ^ 山西新任省委常委吴政隆任太原市委书记. Xinhua. Archived from the original on April 9, 2015. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  3. ^ Jia Nan (贾楠) (2021-10-19). 黑龙江等5省区党委主要负责同志职务调整. sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 2021-10-19.
Party political offices Preceded byChen Chuanping Communist Party Secretary of Taiyuan 2014–2016 Succeeded byWang Weizhong Preceded byShi Taifeng Deputy Party Secretary of Jiangsu 2016–2017 Succeeded byHuang Lixin Preceded byHuang Lixin Communist Party Secretary of Nanjing 2016–2017 Succeeded byZhang Jinghua Preceded byLou Qinjian Communist Party Secretary of Jiangsu 2021–2022 Succeeded byXin Changxing Assembly seats Preceded byLou Qinjian Chairman of Jiangsu People's Congress 2022–2023 Succeeded byXin Changxing Government offices Preceded byShi Taifeng Governor of Jiangsu 2017–2021 Succeeded byXu Kunlin Preceded byXiao Jie Secretary General of the State Council 2023–present Incumbent