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XINHUA Online (China View)


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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

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.

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
1994—1998 Assistant Researcher, Imperial College London United Kingdom, London
1992—1994 Postdoctoral Student, Imperial College London United Kingdom, London
1989—1992 Student, Imperial College London United Kingdom, London (Received Doctorate)
1988—1989 Student, Brunel University United Kingdom, London
1986—1988 Student, Tsinghua University Beijing Municipality (Received Masters)
1981—1986 Student, Tsinghua University, Environmental Engineering Department Beijing Municipality


Recent Travel & Appearances

27 Jun 17 China appoints new minister of environmental protection
23 Jun 17 Cai Qi elected Beijing CPC chief
27 May 17 China's environment minister appointed Beijing acting mayor
11 Mar 16 China's environment minister hails court ruling on desert pollution
11 Mar 16 China to promote clean coal for better air
13 Jan 16 Environment minister demands sound air quality in year beginning
06 Dec 15 China vows penalties for delayed launch of emergency plan amid smog alert
29 Nov 15 China meets pollution reduction targets ahead of schedule
09 Nov 15 Was in Beijing Municipality
China expects balanced climate agreement in Paris conference
10 Jun 15 China promises better environmental protection

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