Li Ganjie

Li Ganjie (Chinese: 李干杰; born November 1964) is a Chinese politician and the Minister of Ecology and Environment (previously as the Minister of Environmental Protection) since 2017. He has previously served as head of the National Nuclear Safety Administration and deputy party chief of Hebei.

Biography

Li was born in Wangcheng County, Hunan province. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1984, while attending Tsinghua University, where he studied industrial physics and nuclear safety. He has a master's degree in engineering. In July 1989, after completing graduate studies, he became an engineer at the National Nuclear Safety Administration's Beijing office. Between September 1991 and January 1993, he studied in France. Between March 1993 and July 1998, he took on a series of successively senior roles at the Nuclear Safety Administration. In 1998 he was sent as a guazhi deputy party secretary of Pingjiang County, Hunan.

In January 1999, Li began working at the office of the Chinese Ambassador to France, specializing in technology affairs. In July 2000, he was transferred to the National Administration for Environmental Protection (later established as a ministry). He then took on a series of leading positions specializing in nuclear safety, eventually rising to head of the National Nuclear Safety Administration in December 2006. In March 2008, after reforms, Li took on the concurrent post of Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection.[1]

In October 2016, Li was transferred to become deputy party chief of Hebei province.[2]

In June 2017, Li was named Minister of Environmental Protection. At the time of his appointment he was the youngest member of the ministerial level officials of the State Council.[3]

References

Government offices
New title Minister of Ecology and Environment
2018
Incumbent
Preceded by
Chen Jining
Minister of Environmental Protection
2017–2018
Post abolished
Preceded by
Wang Yuqing
Director of the National Nuclear Safety Administration
2006–2016
Succeeded by
Liu Hua
Party political offices
Preceded by
Zhao Yong
Deputy Party Secretary of Hebei
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Zhao Yide
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