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Tang Liangzhi (Chinese: 唐良智; born June 1960) is a Chinese politician who has been Mayor of Chongqing since January 2018. He was previously party secretary of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province,[1] and mayor of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei.

Tang Liangzhi
唐良智
Mayor of Chongqing
Assumed office
January 2, 2018
Party SecretaryChen Min'er
Preceded byZhang Guoqing
Personal details
BornJune 1960 (age 59)
Honghu County, Hubei
Political partyCommunist Party of China
ResidenceChongqing
Alma materHuazhong Technology University

BiographyEdit

Tang was born in Honghu, Hubei Province. He attended the Huazhong Technology University, where he specialized in solid-state electronics. After graduating in 1983, he was sent to work for a research institute under the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. In 1985, he returned to Wuhan to become a technician at a local research institute. In 1987, he joined the inaugural staff of the East Lake Development Area in Wuhan. He spent much of the next two decades working in the Wuhan high-tech sector, in charge of innovation and administration. In 2002, he obtained a doctorate in economics, specializing in western economics.

In June 2007, Tang moved into politics, becoming the mayor of Xiangfan. In February 2008, he was named party chief of Xiangfan. In February 2011, he was named Mayor of Wuhan.[2] His advocacy for major construction development during his time as mayor of Wuhan earned him the nickname "Mr. Dig Dig."[3]

In December 2014, Tang left his home province and was named Mayor of Chengdu.[4] In July 2016, Tang took over the post of Chengdu party chief from Huang Xinchu.[5]

In April 2017, Tang was named Deputy Party Secretary of Chongqing.[6] He was appointed as Mayor of Chongqing in January 2018.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "唐良智同志任中共成都市委书记". 中国网. Retrieved 2016-07-11.
  2. ^ 唐良智同志简历
  3. ^ Hilsenrath, Jon (January 28, 2015). "Grand Central: China's Local Government Debt Could Be Source of Trouble". Wall Street Journal.
  4. ^ 武汉市长唐良智调任成都市委副书记 提名市长人
  5. ^ "唐良智任成都市委书记 黄新初不再担任". 中国经济网. Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  6. ^ "唐良智任重庆市委委员、常委、副书记". 澎湃新闻. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  7. ^ "唐良智任重庆市代理市长". 澎湃新闻. 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2018-01-02.