Zeng Qinghong, male, 62, Han nationality, is a native of Ji'an, Jiangxi Province. He was born in July 1939, joined the CPC in April 1960 and joined the workforce in July 1963. He graduated from the Automatic Control Department, Beijing Institute of Technology. Zeng is a university graduate and engineer.
Early in his career Zeng was active in the 7th Ministry of Machine Building but by the early 1980s had moved to the energy sector. In the mid 1980s, he moved to Shanghai, where he held a number of senior Party positions. The 1990s found Zeng in Beijing in responsible positions at the Central Committee level. Zeng served as vice-president of the People's Republic of China from 2003-2008.
Zeng was a member of the 15th Central Committee, an alternate member of its Politburo and a member of its Secretariat. He is currently a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee and a member of the Secretariat of the 16th CPC Central Committee.
In 2007, Zeng was appointed secretary-general of 17th CPC National Congress.