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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 5/29/2017
Career Data Updated: 5/29/2017

PHOTO: Chen Jining
Chen Jining 陈吉宁
Acting Mayor, People's Government, Beijing Municipality
Born: 1964

Biography Highlight

Chen Jining, male, Han nationality, is a native of Lishu County, Jilin Province. He was born in 1964, joined the CPC in 1984, and graduated from Tsinghua University in 1986. From 2007 to 2012, he was Executive Vice President of Tsinghua University. From 2012 to 2013 he was President of Tsinghua University. From 2015 to 2017 he was Minister of the Ministry of Environmental Protection. On May 27, 2017 he was named Acting Mayor of Beijing.

Recent Career Data

2017— Acting Mayor, People's Government Beijing Municipality
2015—2017 Minister, Ministry of Environmental Protection
2012—2015 President, Tsinghua University Beijing Municipality
2007—2015 Dean, Tsinghua University, School of Life Sciences Beijing Municipality
2007—2012 Executive Vice-President, Tsinghua University Beijing Municipality
2007—2012 Secretary-General, Tsinghua University Beijing Municipality
2006—2007 Member, Tsinghua University CPC, Party Committee Beijing Municipality
2006—2007 Vice-President, Tsinghua University Beijing Municipality
1999—2006 Chairman, Tsinghua University, Environment Science and Engineering Department Beijing Municipality
1998—1999 Vice-Chairman, Tsinghua University, Environment Science and Engineering Department Beijing Municipality

Recent Travel & Appearances

05/27/17 China's environment minister appointed Beijing acting mayor
03/11/16 China's environment minister hails court ruling on desert pollution
03/11/16 China to promote clean coal for better air
01/13/16 Environment minister demands sound air quality in year beginning
12/06/15 China vows penalties for delayed launch of emergency plan amid smog alert

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