Chen Zhili -- Vice-chairwoman of NPC Standing Committee
Updated: 2008-03-15 17:07
The following is a biographical sketch of Chen Zhili, who was elected vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) on Saturday.
Female, ethnic Han, born in November 1942, native of Xianyou of Fujian Province; joined Communist Party of China (CPC) in January 1961; started working in September 1964; graduate of Shanghai Institute of Silicate of China Academy of Sciences; holds a master's degree; associate research fellow.
Member of CPC Central Committee; vice-chairwoman and member of Leading Party Members' Group of Standing Committee of 11th NPC; vice-president of Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG).
1959-1964 Studied at Physics Department of Fudan University, majoring in solid-state physics
1964-1968 Postgraduate studies at Shanghai Institute of Silicate of China Academy of Sciences (joined "four clean-up" work team from 1965 to 1967)
1968-1970 Worked at Danyang Lake Farm affiliated to No. 6409 Army Unit of People's Liberation Army (PLA)
1970-1980 Intern, associate research fellow at Shanghai Institute of Silicate of CAS
1980-1982 Visiting scholar at material research institute of University of Pennsylvania, United States
1982-1984 Assistant research fellow of Shanghai Institute of Silicate of CAS, and deputy secretary of CPC Committee of the institute
1984-1988 Deputy secretary and secretary of CPC committee of Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Work Committee; head of Publicity Department of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee
1988-1989 Member of Standing Committee, and head of Publicity Department, of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee
1989-1991 Deputy secretary and head of Publicity Department of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee
1991-1997 Deputy secretary of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee
1997-1998 Secretary of Leading Party Members' Group of State Education Commission and deputy director of the commission
1998-2003 Minister of Education, secretary of the ministry's Leading Party Members' Group
2003-2008 State Councilor, member of Leading Party Members' Group of State Council; first vice-president of BOCOG, deputy secretary of Leading Party Members' Group of BOCOG
2008- Vice-chairwoman, member of Leading Party Members' Group, of Standing Committee of 11th NPC, vice-president of BOCOG
Alternate member of 13th and 14th CPC central committees; member of the 15th, 16th and 17th CPC central committees; vice-chairwoman of Standing Committee of 11th NPC.