Tang Dengjie (Chinese: 唐登杰; born June 1964) is a Chinese business executive and politician, serving since January 2018 as the Governor of Fujian. He spent much of his career in Shanghai, especially in the automobile industry. He has also served as the chief executive of the state-owned China South Industries Group and head of the China National Space Administration.
|Governor of Fujian|
|Assumed office |
2 January 2018
|Preceded by||Yu Weiguo|
|Director of the China National Space Administration|
May 2017 – December 2017
|Preceded by||Xu Dazhe|
|Succeeded by||Zhang Kejian|
|Born||June 1964 (age 54)|
|Political party||Communist Party of China (1991-)|
|Alma mater||Tongji University|
Tang was born in Shanghai, and traces his ancestry to Jianhu County in Jiangsu province. He studied in Mechanical Engineering of Tongji University beginning in September 1981. After graduating, he worked at Shanghai Volkswagen as a technician, Director of its Industrial Engineering Branch, and Manager of Planning and Development. Later he was appointed as the manager of Shanghai ZF Steering Co., Ltd. and Vice President of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. In 2001, he was appointed as the Chairman of Shanghai Electric.
In 2003, Tang was appointed as the Deputy Mayor of Shanghai, who was responsible for industry, agricultural, commercial, tourism, power production, and safe production. He was the youngest Deputy Mayor of Shanghai, and dubbed a “political star” with Lu Hao, who was appointed as the Deputy Mayor of Beijing at aged 35 in the same year. In 2008, he was re-elected as the Deputy Mayor, who was responsible for foreign affairs, foreign trade and economic cooperation, foreign investment, Hong Kong, Macao affairs, ethnic and religious affairs, and Overseas Chinese affairs.
In 2011, he was appointed as the General Manager of China South Industries Group, and President since 2013. In 2017, Tang was named the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Administrator of China National Space Administration, Chairman of China Atomic Energy Authority, and Director of the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence.
Tang is an alternate member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
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