Zhang Xuezhong, male, Han nationality is a native of Lanzhou, Gansu Province. He was born in 1943, joined the CPC in 1960 and graduated from Langzhou University.
Zhang spent most of his professional career as a teacher at Lanzhou Teachers' School. In 1990, he assumed several military and party positions in Gansu Province, including the post of vice-governor of Gansu province. He was transferred to Beijing in 1994 and became vice-minister of the Ministry of Personnel. He later became Minister of Personnel.
Zhang is a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee.