Compiled from the following sources:
Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006
Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005
Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004
Career Data Updated:
Xu Kuangdi 徐匡迪
Member of the 16th CPC Central Committee; Former President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
Xu Kuangdi, male, Han nationality, is a native of Tongxiang, Zhejiang Province. He was born in 1937, graduated from Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Engineering in 1959 and joined the CPC in 1983.
Xu spent nearly thirty years in education, planning, and municipal government positions in Shanghai. He became Mayor of Shanghai in 1995 and President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2002.
Xu was an alternate member of the 14th and member 15th and the 16th CPC Central Committees.