Zeng Peiyan

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Zeng Peiyan
曾培炎
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Zeng Peiyan in 2008.
Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China
In office
March 2003 – March 2008
Premier Wen Jiabao
Personal details
Born (1938-12-01) 1 December 1938 (age 79)
Shaoxing, Chekiang, Republic of China
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Tsinghua University

Zeng Peiyan (Chinese: 曾培炎; pinyin: Zēng Péiyán; born December 1938) is a Chinese politician. He was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China from 2002 to 2007 and was a Vice-premier from 2003 to 2008.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Zeng Peiyan was born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province. He graduated from Tsinghua University in 1962. Zeng joined the Communist Party of China in 1978.[2]

Post-political life[edit]

Following his post as Vice Premier of the State Council, Zeng has been serving as Chairman of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, a think tank with the mission of promoting international economic research and exchanges and providing consulting service.[3] In 2009, he also became a member of the International Advisory Council of the sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation.[4]

2013 Taiwan visit[edit]

In end of February 2013, Zeng, in his capacity as the Chairman of the mainland-based China Center for International Economic Exchanges visited Taiwan for five days in which he delivered a speech during a Cross-Straits Entrepreneurs’ Forum at the Grand Hotel in Taipei. His visit came at the invitation of Vincent Siew, the Chairman of the Cross-Straits Common Market Foundation. Zeng met representatives from Taiwan’s industrial and commercial circles, and will also tour around the region to get a better understanding of the latest developments to the island's economy.[5] [6]

References[edit]

Government offices
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Chen Jinhua
as Chairman of the State Planning Commission
Chairman of the State Development Planning Commission
1998–2003
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Ma Kai
as Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission