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Zhou Qiang (周強)

Zhou Qiang (周強)

Zhou Qiang is president of China's Supreme People's Court.

Born in Huangmei county, Hubei province, in 1960, Zhou graduated in law from Southwest China University of Political Science and Law with a bachelor's degree in 1982, and earned a master's in 1985. He joined the Communist Party in 1978.

Zhou began his political career as the co-secretary of the 13th CYLC Central Committee Secretariat in 1995. He later became a member and standing committee member of the Committee for Internal and Judicial Affairs of the 9th NPC in 1998.

Zhou was a member of the 16th and 17th Central Committees and served as Hunan governor between 2007 and 2010. He was previously the secretary of the Hunan Provincial Committee and chairman of the Hunan Province People's Congress Standing Committee.

He is now a member of the 18th Central Committee. In 2013, he became the president of the Supreme People's Court.

Born: April 1960

Birthplace: Huangmei, Hubei, China

Country of Citizenship: China

Profession: Judge

Education: Master, Law, Southwest China University of Political Science and Law

2013—present president, Supreme People's Court

2012—present member, 18th CPC Central Committee

2010—2013 secretary, Hunan Provincial Committee

2010—2013 chairman, Hunan Provincial People's Congress

2007—2012 member, 17th CPC Central Committee

2007—2010 governor, Hunan Provincial Government

2006—2007 acting governor, Hunan Provincial Government

2006—2010 deputy secretary, Hunan Provincial Committee

2002—2007 member, 16th CPC Central Committee

1998—2003 member, 9th Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee

1995—1996 student, Central Party School

1995—1995 leader, Legal System Bureau of the Ministry of Justice

1993—1995 deputy director, General Office of the Ministry of Justice

1991—1993 chief, Statute Bureau of the Ministry of Justice

1989—1991 deputy chief, Statute Bureau of the Ministry of Justice

1985—1989 cadre, Policy Research Office of the Ministry of Justice

1978—1985 student, Southwest University of Political Science and Law

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