Zhang Jun
张军
Zhang in 2020
Chief Justice and President of the Supreme People's Court
Assumed office
11 March 2023
Preceded byZhou Qiang
Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate
In office
March 2018 – 11 March 2023
Preceded byCao Jianming
Succeeded byYing Yong
Minister of Justice
In office
24 February 2017 – 19 March 2018
PremierLi Keqiang
Preceded byWu Aiying
Succeeded byFu Zhenghua
Personal details
BornOctober 1956 (age 67)
Boxing County, Shandong, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materJilin University (UG)
Renmin University (LLM)
Wuhan University (LLD)

Zhang Jun (simplified Chinese: 张军; traditional Chinese: 張軍; pinyin: Zhāng Jūn; born October 1956) is a Chinese lawyer, politician and judge, who is currently the chief justice and president of the Supreme People's Court. Between 2018 and 2023, he served as the procurator-General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, and the minister of Justice between 2017-2018. He formerly served as vice minister of Justice and vice president of the Supreme People's Court.

Biography

Zhang was born in Boxing County, Shandong province, and joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in May 1974.

Zhang graduated from Jilin University's department of law in 1982. He received a Master of Law in criminal law from the Renmin University of China in 1985 and a Doctor of Law in criminal law from Wuhan University in 2006.[1]

Zhang joined the Changchun municipal propaganda department under the Communist Youth League of China in 1975. In 1978, with the restoration of state exams, he was able to join the Jilin University's faculty of law. He started working in the Supreme People's Court in 1985.

During his tenure in the Supreme People's Court, Zhang served as clerk of the criminal office, deputy director and later director of the criminal department, deputy director of research and other roles, receiver of special government allowances in 2000.[2] In 2001, Zhang had briefly served as executive vice president of the Beijing Municipal Higher People's Court; and upon his return to the Supreme People's Court, he was promoted to vice president of the higher courts, membership in the trial committee and was made a judge.

In July 2003, he transferred to serve as vice minister of Justice. From April 2008 onward, he served as deputy party group secretary of the Supreme People's Court, becoming a minister-level official. In November 2011, Zhang was promoted to judge of the first grade.

In October 2012, Zhang resigned his posts in the Supreme People's Court and in the 8th session of the Seventeenth Chinese Communist Party Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, he was selected as deputy secretary.[3] On November 2012, Zhang extended his term as deputy secretary of the CCDI during the first session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

In February 2017, Zhang was appointed as the Minister of Justice by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.[citation needed]

In March 2018, Zhang was elected as the Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate.[4]

In March 2023, Zhang was appointed as the President of the Supreme People's Court, making him the only person to have ever served as head of both the highest institutions of judiciary and prosecution to date.

Academia

References

  1. ^ 张军简历_人物资料_中国政府网. www.gov.cn. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  2. ^ 司法部副部长张军. Xinhua. Archived from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  3. ^ 张军被增选为中央纪委副书记. China News. Archived from the original on 19 May 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Zhang Jun elected procurator-general of China's Supreme People's Procuratorate". Xinhua. Archived from the original on 18 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
Government offices Preceded byWu Aiying Minister of Justice 2017–2018 Succeeded byFu Zhenghua Legal offices Preceded byCao Jianming Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate 2018–2023 Succeeded byYing Yong Preceded byZhou Qiang Chief Justice and President of the Supreme People's Court 2023–present Incumbent