He Guoqiang

Hunan native He was secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. He began his career as a technician in Shandong province, and over the following 20 years worked his way up to become a member of the Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial Party Committee and party boss of Shandong’s Jinan city. His next move saw him become vice-minister of the chemical industry in 1991, before working as Fujian vice party boss and governor from 1996 to 1999. The 69-year-old then became Chongqing party boss in 1999. He was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee between 2007 and 2012. He has a degree in engineering.


Congress Briefs, November 15, 2012

US media snubbed at inner circle's debut

Thursday, 15 November, 2012, 4:49am

Beijing's candour on corruption

He Guoqiang (centre) called investigating corruption cases a "long-term task in the process of building a clean government". Photo: Xinhua

The Chinese Communist Party usually goes to great lengths to cover up events or trends they think will challenge their rule. But every now and then they surprise the world with their candour.

22 Oct 2012 - 2:52am 2 comments

Anti-graft boss He Guoqiang touts Bo Xilai case

Bo Xilai

The Communist Party's anti-graft chief pointed to the aggressive investigation into the crimes of former Politburo member Bo Xilai as a clear indication of the success of the anti-corruption drive over the past five years.

10 Oct 2012 - 2:52pm 1 comment

He Guoqiang

He Guoqiang

Former secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection

20 Nov 2012 - 11:09pm

Communist Party discipline chief He Guoqiang reappears in public

He Guoqiang, Communist Party discipline chief. Photo: Xinhua

The Communist Party's discipline chief, He Guoqiang, appeared in public for the first time in days yesterday amid rumours linking his absence to the mystery surrounding leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping.

13 Sep 2012 - 11:26am