Zhong Shan
Minister of Commerce
In office
24 February 2017 – 26 December 2020
PremierLi Keqiang
Preceded byGao Hucheng
Succeeded byWang Wentao
Personal details
BornOctober 1955 (age 68)
Shangyu, Zhejiang
Political partyCommunist Party of China

Zhong Shan (Chinese: ; born October 1955) is a Chinese politician and business executive, who served as the Commerce Minister of the People's Republic of China from February 2017 to December 2020.


Zhong Shan was born in Shangyu, Zhejiang, and he joined to work in 1972. His first job was Chief of Section in Zhejiang Textile Import & Export Corporation. In 1998, he served as the Director of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Department of Zhejiang. He was served as the vice Governor of Zhejiang since 2003.

In 2008, he was appointed as the Vice Minister of Commerce. In March 2013, he was named China's International Trade Representative (minister-level).[1] In February 2017, Zhong was appointed as the Minister of Commerce by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.[citation needed]

Zhong was with Vice Premier Liu He to witness the signing of the first trade deal with the US President Donald Trump in January 2020.[2][3]


  1. ^ "钟山简历". MOFCOM. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  2. ^ "US-China trade deal is spin for Trump's failed protectionism". Australian Financial Review. 2020-01-22. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  3. ^ Diss, North America Correspondent Kathryn; Lipson, Washington bureau chief David; Olson, Emily (2020-01-16). "The US-China trade deal may be a win for Trump, but a loss for Aussie farmers". ABC News. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
Government offices Preceded byGao Hucheng Minister of Commerce 2017–2020 Succeeded byWang Wentao