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Wang Wentao (; born May 1964) is a Chinese politician who has been Governor of
Heilongjiang Heilongjiang, formerly romanized as Heilungkiang, is a province A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or state. The term derives from the ancient Roman '' provincia'', which was the major territorial and a ...

Heilongjiang
province since March 2018. He formerly served as
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of
Jinan Jinan (), Postal Map Romanization, alternately romanization of Chinese, romanized as Tsinan, is the Capital (political), capital of Shandong province in East China, Eastern China. With a population of 9.2 million (including Laiwu), it is the s ...

Jinan
and
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of
Shandong Shandong (; alternately romanized as Shantung) is a coastal province A province is almost always an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnati ...

Shandong
province.


Career

Wang was born in 1964 in
Nantong Nantong (; alternate names: Nan-t'ung, Nantung, Tongzhou, or Tungchow; Qihai dialect: ) is a prefecture-level city Image:Yangxin-renmin-huanyin-ni-0022.jpg, A road sign shows distance to the "Huangshi urban area" () rather than simply "Huangshi" ( ...

Nantong
, Jiangsu province. He attended
Fudan University Fudan University () is a major Public university, public research university in Shanghai, China. It is widely considered one of the most prestigious and selective universities in China. Founded in 1905, shortly before the end of China's imperial ...
in Shanghai, graduating with a degree in philosophy. He joined the
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Communist Party of China
(CPC) in December 1994. After graduation he worked as an instructor at career institute of the
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; he also served as the head of the Communist Youth League organization at the institute, as well as the managing the sales of photocopying machines. He was later transferred to work as mayor of the town of Wuku in the
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, then promoted to party chief of Liugang. Then he served as deputy governor of
Songjiang District Songjiang is a suburban district A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning regions or County, countie ...
in Shanghai and head of urban planning; he was also in charge of industrial development, the technology park, and export growth. In January 2005, Wang was then transferred to Kunming to become deputy party chief, then mayor. Then he was transferred back to Shanghai to serve as deputy party chief and later governor of Huangpu District, Shanghai, Huangpu District. In April 2011 he was named a provincial Party Standing Committee member of Jiangxi and party chief of the provincial capital Nanchang. In March 2015, Wang was named Party Secretary of
Jinan Jinan (), Postal Map Romanization, alternately romanization of Chinese, romanized as Tsinan, is the Capital (political), capital of Shandong province in East China, Eastern China. With a population of 9.2 million (including Laiwu), it is the s ...

Jinan
and joined the Shandong ''Shengwei Changwei''; he replaced Wang Min (born 1956), Wang Min, who was dismissed for corruption. In April 2017, Wang was named deputy party chief of Shandong. On 26 March 2018, he was appointed acting Governor of
Heilongjiang Heilongjiang, formerly romanized as Heilungkiang, is a province A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or state. The term derives from the ancient Roman '' provincia'', which was the major territorial and a ...

Heilongjiang
province, replacing Lu Hao (born 1967), Lu Hao. He was confirmed as Governor on 15 May. Wang was appointed Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, Minister of Commerce in December 2020. Wang has been an alternate member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, 18th and the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, 19th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China.


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{{DEFAULTSORT:Wang, Wentao 1964 births Living people People's Republic of China politicians from Jiangsu Chinese Communist Party politicians from Jiangsu Political office-holders in Shandong Politicians from Nantong Fudan University alumni Alternate members of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Alternate members of the 19th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Ministers of Commerce of the People's Republic of China Governors of Heilongjiang Political office-holders in Shanghai Political office-holders in Yunnan Political office-holders in Jiangxi