Zhao Kezhi
赵克志
Zhao in 2018
State Councilor of the People's Republic of China
In office
19 March 2018 – 12 March 2023
PremierLi Keqiang
Preceded byGuo Shengkun
Succeeded byWang Xiaohong
Minister of Public Security
In office
4 November 2017 – 24 June 2022
PremierLi Keqiang
DeputyFu Zhenghua, Wang Xiaohong, others
Preceded byGuo Shengkun
Succeeded byWang Xiaohong
Chairman of Hebei People's Congress
In office
January 2016 – December 2017
Preceded byZhou Benshun
Succeeded byWang Dongfeng
Communist Party Secretary of Hebei
In office
July 2015 – October 2017
DeputyZhang QingweiXu Qin (Governor)
Zhao Yong (party affairs)
Preceded byZhou Benshun
Succeeded byWang Dongfeng
Chairman of Guizhou People's Congress
In office
January 2013 – January 2016
Preceded byLi Zhanshu
Succeeded byChen Min'er
Communist Party Secretary of Guizhou
In office
July 2012 – July 2015
DeputyChen Min'er (Governor)
Chen Yiqin (party affairs)
Preceded byLi Zhanshu
Succeeded byChen Min'er
Governor of Guizhou
In office
August 2010 – December 2012
Preceded byLin Shusen
Succeeded byChen Min'er
Personal details
Born (1953-12-28) 28 December 1953 (age 70)
Laixi, Shandong, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materCentral Party School
Websitewww.gov.cn/zhaokezhi
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Zhao Kezhi (Chinese: ; born 28 December 1953) is a Chinese retired politician who served as a State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China and as the Minister and Party Committee Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security, with the top police officer rank of Police Commissioner General. He is the former Communist Party Secretary of Hebei and Guizhou provinces, and the former Governor of Guizhou province. He had also previously served as a vice governor of Shandong and Jiangsu provinces.[1][2]

Career

Zhao was born in Laixi, Shandong province. He entered the workforce in March 1973 as a middle school teacher in Laixi, and joined the Chinese Communist Party in January 1975. In April 1984, he became Laixi's mayor and deputy Communist Party Chief. In March 1987, he was appointed mayor and deputy party chief of nearby Jimo, and became its party chief in 1989. In December 1997, he was promoted to be the party chief of Dezhou, a prefecture-level city in Shandong. From February 2001 to March 2006, he was the vice governor of Shandong province.[1][2]

In 2006, Zhao was transferred to the neighbouring Jiangsu province, where he was the executive vice governor until August 2010, when he was transferred again to southwestern Guizhou province, where he was appointed deputy party chief and acting governor. A month later he was elected by the Guizhou Provincial Congress as governor. In July 2012 Zhao was promoted to concurrently serve as the Communist Party Secretary of Guizhou; in December he relinquished his governor post, and Chen Min'er was chosen as his successor.[1][2]

In July 2015, following the dismissal of Zhou Benshun, Zhao was named party chief of Hebei province. During his term in Hebei, planning began for the ambitious Xiong'an New Area. In October 2017, shortly after the 19th Party Congress, Zhao, then 63, was appointed as the Party Committee Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security.[3] He was appointed as the Minister of Public Security on November 4, 2017.[4]

In March 2018, Zhao was appointed as a State Councilor.[5] In June 2018, he became Deputy Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission.[6]

Zhao is a member of the 18th and 19th Central Committees of the Chinese Communist Party.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d 赵克志简历 [Biography of Zhao Kezhi]. Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). Archived from the original on September 10, 2010. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  2. ^ a b c d 赵克志简历 [Biography of Zhao Kezhi]. People's Daily (in Chinese). Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  3. ^ 赵克志出任公安部党委书记(图/简历). news.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  4. ^ 全国人大常委会决定任命赵克志为公安部部长_人事风向_澎湃新闻. www.thepaper.cn. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  5. ^ 国务院副总理、国务委员、各部部长完整名单. Xinhua. 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  6. ^ 赵克志任中央政法委副书记(图/简历). Xinhua. 2018-06-14. Archived from the original on June 14, 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
Government offices Preceded byXiao Shicheng (肖世诚) Magistrate of Jimo County 1987–1989 Succeeded byMeng Guangyao (孟广耀) Preceded byJiang Dingzhi Executive Vice Governor of Jiangsu 2006–2010 Succeeded byLi Yunfeng Preceded byLin Shusen Governor of Guizhou 2010–2012 Succeeded byChen Min'er Preceded byGuo Shengkun Minister of Public Security 2017–2022 Succeeded byWang Xiaohong Party political offices Preceded byQin Yusheng (秦玉生) Communist Party Secretary of Jimo County (Jimo) 1989–1991 Succeeded byMeng Guangyao Preceded byMo Zhenkui [zh] Communist Party Secretary of Dezhou 1997–2001 Succeeded byHuang Sheng (黄胜) Preceded byLi Zhanshu Communist Party Secretary of Guizhou 2012–2015 Succeeded byChen Min'er Preceded byZhou Benshun Communist Party Secretary of Hebei 2015–2017 Succeeded byWang Dongfeng Assembly seats Preceded byLi Zhanshu Chairman of Guizhou People's Congress 2013–2016 Succeeded byChen Min'er Preceded byZhou Benshun Chairman of Hebei People's Congress 2016–2017 Succeeded byWang Dongfeng