Dai Xianglong

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Dai Xianglong
戴相龙
Dai Xianglong - Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012.jpg
Dai at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in 2012
10th Governor of the People's Bank of China
In office
June 1995 – December 2002
PremierZhu Rongji
Preceded byZhu Rongji
Succeeded byZhou Xiaochuan
Mayor of Tianjin
In office
December 2002 – December 2007
Preceded byLi Shenglin
Succeeded byHuang Xingguo
Personal details
Born (1944-10-01) October 1, 1944 (age 74)
Yizheng, Jiangsu
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materCentral University of Finance and Economics

Dai Xianglong (simplified Chinese: 戴相龙; traditional Chinese: 戴相龍; pinyin: Dài Xiànglóng; born 1 October 1944) is a politician of the People's Republic of China. He is the former governor of the People's Bank of China, and the former mayor of Tianjin. He currently serves as the president and Communist Party of China (CPC) party chief of the National Council for Social Security Fund.

Biography[edit]

Born in Yizheng, Jiangsu Province, Dai graduated from the department of accounting of the Central Institute of Finance and Economics (now the Central University of Finance and Economics), majoring in financial accounting. He joined the Communist Party of China in May 1973.

After graduation, he served as an accountant at the finance office of the Guishan Coal Mine in Yunnan, an official in its propaganda office, vice secretary of the CPC committee at the second industrial zone, and an official at the political department of the Coal Industrial Bureau in Yunnan. Later, he moved to Jiangsu and became an official of the Agricultural Bank of China Jiangsu Branch, vice director of its appropriation office, vice mayor of Feng County of Jiangsu, and vice governor of the Agricultural Bank of China Jiangsu Branch. From 1985 to 1995, he served as vice governor of the Agricultural Bank of China, general manager, vice president and CPC party chief of the Bank of Communications, and vice governor and deputy party chief of the People's Bank of China.[1]

He was appointed as governor and CPC party chief of the People's Bank of China in June 1995. Since then, he has become well recognized. In June 2001, he was additionally appointed as vice secretary of the central finance commission. During his tenure as governor of China's central bank, Dai presided over 9 consecutive interest rate reductions, earning him the nickname of "governor who lowers the interest rate".

In December 2002, he was appointed vice secretary of the CPC Tianjin municipal committee, and vice mayor and acting mayor of Tianjin. He was confirmed as mayor in January 2003. On December 28, 2007, Dai resigned as mayor of Tianjin, and vice mayor Huang Xingguo succeeded him in this post.[2] The secretary of the CPC Tianjin committee, Zhang Gaoli, commented on Dai Xianglong, "Dai was very devoted to the fast development of Tianjin. He had great passion for the officials and people of Tianjin. The people of Tianjin won't forget his contributions......".[3]

On January 30, 2008, the State Council appointed Dai as the president and party chief of the National Council for Social Security Fund, in charge of the national fund of 740 billion RMB (yuan).[4]

Dai is a senior economist and a research fellow. He was an alternate member of the 14th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and a full member of the 15th, 16th and 17th Central Committees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Resume of Dai Xianglong Xinhuanet.com
  2. ^ "Ta Kung Pao:Dai Xianglong Resigned; Huang Xingguo Succeeded as Mayor of Tianjin". Archived from the original on 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
  3. ^ Dai Xianglong's Five Years sina.com.cn
  4. ^ Dai Xianglong Heading Social Security Fund, in Charge of 500 Billion SSF
Government offices
Preceded by
Zhu Rongji
Governor of the People's Bank of China
1995–2002
Succeeded by
Zhou Xiaochuan
Political offices
Preceded by
Li Shenglin
Mayor of Tianjin
2002–2007
Succeeded by
Huang Xingguo