Gao Hucheng, male, Han Nationality, is a native of Shuozhou, Shanxi province. He was born in 1951, entered the work force in 1968 joined the CPC in 1987, and graduated with a doctorate of sociology from the Seventh University, in Paris, France
Gao served as head of the planning and Finance department of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation from 1994 to until 1997. He transferred to the Ministry of Commerce, where he was elected vice-minister in 2003.
He is a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and he served as Minister of the Ministry of Commerce from 2013 to 2017.