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Zheng Wantong -- Secretary-General of 10th CPPCC National Committee
The following is the biographical sketch of Zheng Wantong, who was just elected secretary-general of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC):
Male, born in 1941, a native of Tianjin; joined Communist Partyof China (CPC) in 1960.
Graduated from Chinese Language Department of Tianjin Teachers' College in 1961; a teacher at No. 78 Middle School in Tianjin in 1961-1965.
Head of School Work Department of Communist Youth League of China (CYLA) Hebei District Committee, Tianjin, in 1965-1968; deputy head of Publicity Department of Communist Party of China (CPC) Hebei District Committee of Tianjin in 1970-1978; director of General Office from 1982-1983, and secretary-general, in 1983-1988,of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee.
Guest research fellow at Tianjin Academy of Social Sciences.
Member of Secretariat and vice-chairman of Executive Committee of All-China Federation of Trade Unions in 1988-1993; deputy head of United Front Work Department of CPC Central Committee in 1993-1997; deputy secretary-general of 8th CPPCC National Committee in 1993-1997 and deputy head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee in 1993-1998; vice-chairman of 8th Executive Committee of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce in 1998;
Elected secretary-general and a member of the Leading Party Members' Group of the 9th CPPCC National Committee in Dec. 1998;
Elected a member of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC at 15th CPC National Congress and a member of the CPC Central Committee at 16th CPC National Congress;
a Standing Committee member of 8th CPPCC National Committee.