Wang Wentao

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Wang Wentao
王文涛
Governor of Heilongjiang
Assumed office
March 2018
Preceded by Lu Hao
Communist Party Secretary of Jinan
In office
March 2015 – March 2018
Preceded by Wang Min
Succeeded by Wang Zhonglin
Personal details
Born May 1964 (age 54)
Nantong, Jiangsu, China
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Fudan University

Wang Wentao (Chinese: 王文涛; pinyin: Wáng Wéntāo; born May 1964) is a Chinese politician who has been Governor of Heilongjiang province since March 2018. He formerly served as Communist Party Secretary of Jinan and Deputy Party Secretary of Shandong province.

Career

Wang was born in 1964 in Nantong, Jiangsu province. He attended Fudan University in Shanghai, graduating with a degree in philosophy. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in December 1994. After graduation he worked as an instructor at career institute of the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology; he also served as the head of the Communist Youth League organization at the institute, as well as the managing the sales of photocopying machines. He was later transferred to work as mayor of the town of Wuku in Shanghai's Songjiang District, then party chief of Liugang. Then he served as deputy governor of Songjiang District in Shanghai and head of urban planning; he was also in charge of industrial development, the technology park, and export growth.

In January 2005, Wang was then transferred to Kunming to become deputy party chief, then mayor. Then he was transferred back to Shanghai to serve as deputy party chief and later governor of Huangpu District (zhengtingji; 正厅级). In April 2011 he was named a provincial Party Standing Committee member of Jiangxi and party chief of the provincial capital Nanchang.[1]

In March 2015, Wang was named Party Secretary of Jinan and joined the Shandong Shengwei Changwei; he replaced Wang Min, who was dismissed for corruption. In April 2017, Wang was named deputy party chief of Shandong.[2] On 26 March 2018, he was appointed acting Governor of Heilongjiang province, replacing Lu Hao. He was confirmed as Governor on 15 May.[3]

Wang has been an alternate member of the 18th and the 19th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China.

References

  1. ^ "王文涛同志简历". People.cn. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
  2. ^ "南昌市委书记王文涛将出任济南市委书记". Sina. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  3. ^ "王文涛任黑龙江省代省长". Thepaper.cn. 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lu Hao
Governor of Heilongjiang
2018–
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Wang Min
Communist Party Secretary of Jinan
2015–2018
Succeeded by
Wang Zhonglin
Preceded by
Gong Zheng
Deputy Party Secretary of Shandong
2017–2018
Succeeded by
TBD
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