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He Guoqiang

He Guoqiang
贺国强
He Guoqiang (Brasilia 2008).jpg
Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
In office
22 October 2007 – 15 November 2012
Deputy He Yong
Preceded by Wu Guanzheng
Succeeded by Wang Qishan
Member of the 17th CPC Politburo Standing Committee
In office
22 October 2007 – 15 November 2012
Head of the CPC Central Organization Department
In office
November 2002 – October 2007
Preceded by Zeng Qinghong
Succeeded by Li Yuanchao
Member of the
National People's Congress
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 March 1993
Constituency Fujian At-large (93-98)
Chongqing At-large (98-08)
Hunan At-large (08-)
Personal details
Born (1943-10-01) October 1, 1943 (age 71)
Xiangxiang, Hunan, Republic of China
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Signature
This is a Chinese name; the family name is He.

He Guoqiang (simplified Chinese: 贺国强; traditional Chinese: 賀國強; pinyin: Hè Guóqiáng; born October 1943[1]) is a retired high-ranking official in the Communist Party of China (CPC). Until the closing of the 18th National Party Congress he was the eighth ranked member of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), China's highest ruling council, and the Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Previously He was the head of the Organization Department of the Communist Party, the Governor of Fujian, and the party chief of Chongqing. He Guoqiang is said to be a 'moderating' force on the PSC, with no apparent loyalties to any particular factions or patrons.

BiographyEdit

He Guoqiang is a native of Xiangxiang, Hunan. He joined the Communist Party of China in January 1966 and joined the work force in September 1966. He graduated from the Inorganic Chemistry Department at the Beijing Institute of Chemical Engineering where he had majored in Inorganics. With his university education, he holds the title of Senior Engineer. He was first assigned to work as a technician at the synthesis division of the Lunan Chemical Fertilizer Plant in Shandong. During his eleven years there he eventually made his way up to party branch secretary. Eventually became an official at the chemical industry department at the Shandong provincial government, ascending through the ranks to become party chief in Jinan, the capital of Shandong, in 1987. He was transferred to become Governor of Fujian between 1997 to 1999, and then as the party chief of Chongqing until 2002. He moved to national politics that year, becoming the head of the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China, overseeing personnel.[2]

He was elected to be a member of the Politburo Standing Committee at the 17th Party Congress, heading up the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, in charge of stamping out corruption with party officials, replacing Wu Guanzheng. He was ordered by General Secretary Hu Jintao to go into earthquake areas in the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

ReferencesEdit

Party political offices
Preceded by
Zhang Delin
Secretary of the CPC Chongqing Committee
1999 – 2002
Succeeded by
Huang Zhendong
Preceded by
Zeng Qinghong
Head of the CPC Central Organization Department
2002 – 2007
Succeeded by
Li Yuanchao
Preceded by
Wu Guanzheng
Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
2007 – 2012
Succeeded by
Wang Qishan
Political offices
Preceded by
Chen Mingyi
Governor of Fujian
1996 – 1999
Succeeded by
Xi Jinping
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Li Keqiang
Vice Premier
8th Rank of the Communist Party of China
17th Politburo Standing Committee
Succeeded by
Zhou Yongkang
Political and Legislative