Wu Bangguo

Picture of Wu Bangguo

Age: 74

Place of birth: Anhui Province

Nationality: China


The second person in the Chinese political hierarchy became Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People`s Congress. In this position he was elected to 15th of March. The deputies of the NPC first session of the 10th convocation voted for it unanimously.

Born in July 1941 in the county Feydun, Anhui Province. In 1964 he joined the Communist Party of China, 1985 - kandidatv members of the CPC Central Committee, since 1992 - Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

Educated at the prestigious Beijing`s Tsinghua University. After graduating from the Faculty of Electronics, in 1967, he worked at several factories in Shanghai - Lamp Factory, the company for the production of electric lamps, instrument-control and telecommunications, City Committee on Science and Technology.

From April 1991 to 1994 - Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee. In March 1995, approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of the State Council. At the age of 53 years he became one of the youngest vice-premiers. The government is in charge of industry and reform loss-making state-owned enterprises, which is one of the most complex areas of activity of the government.

In November 2002 he was elected to the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, which consists of 9 members. It is believed that he personally pushed Jiang Zemin. Wu worked under the former President of China is still in Shanghai.

About his personal life and tastes of the new speaker of the Chinese parliament is not known. As usual in the higher echelons of the Chinese authorities, this information is not being communicated to the public.