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Wang Weizhong (Chinese: 王伟中; born March 1962) is a Chinese politician, and current Communist Party Secretary of Shenzhen and Deputy Party Secretary of Guangdong province. A graduate of Tsinghua University, Wang rose through the ranks in the working for the Ministry of Science and Technology. He previously served as Party chief of Taiyuan.

Wang Weizhong
王伟中
Deputy Party Secretary of Guangdong
Assumed office
14 December 2018
SecretaryLi Xi
Preceded byRen Xuefeng
Party Secretary of Shenzhen
Assumed office
March 2017
Preceded byXu Qin
Party Secretary of Taiyuan
In office
November 2016 – March 2017
Preceded byWu Zhenglong
Succeeded byLuo Qingyu
Personal details
BornMarch 1962 (age 57)
Shuozhou, Shanxi, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materTsinghua University
ProfessionWater Resources Engineer
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

BiographyEdit

Wang is a native of Shuozhou, Shanxi province. In September 1984, he graduated from the department of hydraulic engineering at Tsinghua University. In April 1987, he earned a master's degree. He spent much of the next decade working for the ministry overseeing water resources. In August 1991 he was transferred to the National Science Commission (the later Ministry of Science and Technology) to work on matters related to the environment.

In August 1994, Wang entered the ecology division of the National Science Commission. In July 1998, he was made head of the China 21st Century Agenda Management Center (中国21世纪议程管理中心) and the head of the Life Science Technology Development Center. In March 2006, he was named head of the finance department at the Ministry of Science and Technology. In April 2010, he was promoted to Vice Minister of Science and Technology.[1][2]

In September 2014, Wang was 'parachuted' into Shanxi to handle the clean-up of the political scene after many senior level politicians had been placed under investigation as part of the anti-corruption campaign under Xi Jinping. He was first named secretary-general of the party organization and a member of the provincial party standing committee. [3] In October 2016, Wang was named party chief of Taiyuan, the provincial capital.[4]

In April 2017, Wang was named a member of the Guangdong provincial standing committee and party chief of Shenzhen.[5]

On December 14, 2018, Wang rose to become Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Guangdong.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 国务院任免国家工作人员 王伟中为科技部副部长. people.com.cn. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
  2. ^ 科技部副部长王伟中:五方面促进科技与金融结合. Ifeng. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
  3. ^ 王伟中任山西省委秘书长 曾任科技部副部长
  4. ^ 王伟中任山西太原市委书记,吴政隆另有任用. thepaper.cn. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  5. ^ 太原市委书记王伟中调任深圳市委书记,许勤不再担任. thepaper.cn. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  6. ^ 深圳市委书记王伟中任广东省副书记 [Wang Weizhong, Communist Party Secretary of Shenzhen, is appointed Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Guangdong]. 163.com (in Chinese). 2018-12-04.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Wu Zhenglong
Communist Party Secretary of Taiyuan
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Luo Qingyu
Preceded by
Xu Qin
Communist Party Secretary of Shenzhen
2017
Incumbent