Zhang Kejian

Summary

Zhang Kejian (Chinese: 张克俭; born July 1961) is a Chinese politician and engineer currently serving as the Director of the China National Space Administration.[1]

Zhang Kejian
张克俭
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Director of the China National Space Administration
Assumed office
May 2018
PremierLi Keqiang
Preceded byTang Dengjie
Personal details
BornJuly 1961 (age 61)
Kunshan, Jiangsu, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materUniversity of Science and Technology of China

Zhang was born in Kunshan, Jiangsu province. He joined the Communist Party in June 1992, ten years after starting work. He graduated from the PLA Academy of Science and Technology with a degree in physics. He worked for most of his career at the Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics. He was made party chief of the organization in December 2007. in September 2015, he was transferred to work at the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence as deputy chief.

In May 2018, he became head of the China National Space Administration.[2]

Zhang was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2019. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "张克俭". MIIT. May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Zhang Kejian: The 100 Most Influential People of 2019". TIME. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  3. ^ "Zhang Kejian: The 100 Most Influential People of 2019". TIME. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
Political offices
Preceded by Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology
Director of the China National Space Administration

2018–present
Incumbent