Wang Zhigang

Wang Zhigang
王志刚
Wang Zhigang and Paul Boyle in London, on 16 April 2012.
Minister of Science and Technology
Assumed office
19 March 2018
Premier Li Keqiang
Preceded by Wan Gang
General Manager of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation
In office
September 2003  April 2011
Succeeded by Liu Liehong (刘烈宏)
Personal details
Born October 1957 (age 60)
Dingyuan County, Anhui, China
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Residence Beijing, China
Alma mater Xidian University
Central Party School of the Communist Party of China
Occupation Engineer, politician

Wang Zhigang (simplified Chinese: 王志刚; traditional Chinese: 王志剛; pinyin: Wáng Zhìgāng; born October 1957) is a Chinese engineer and politician currently serving as Minister of Science and Technology.[1] [2] Previously he served as general manager of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, a state-owned military industrial complex.

He is a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee and a former member of the 18th CPC Central Committee.[3] He is a member of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.[4]

Biography

Wang was born in Dingyuan County, Anhui in October 1957. In January 1976, during the late Down to the Countryside Movement, he was a sent-down youth in Changshan Commune of Chuzhou. In October 1978 he was accepted to Xidian University and graduated in July 1982.[5]

After graduation, he assigned to the Ministry of Electronics Industry as an engineer. He spent 14 years working there before serving as general manager of China National Software. He joined the Communist Party of China in December 1986. In February 1999 he was promoted to become the vice-president of CAEIT, a position he held until January 2002. In January 2002 he became the deputy general manager of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, rising to general manager in September 2003. In April 2011, he was appointed vice-minister of Science and Technology, he remained in that position until March 2018, when he was elevated to the Minister position.[5]

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Business positions
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General Manager of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation
2003-2011
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Liu Liehong (刘烈宏)
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Wan Gang
Minister of Science and Technology
2018
Incumbent
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