Wu GuanzhengWu Guanzheng
(吳官正) (b. 1938
) is the head of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China
and ranked 7 out of 9 on the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China
. He is known to have good relationships with both President Hu Jintao
, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Jiang Zemin
. Some sources consider him as Hu's ally, while other consider him as Jiang's. As a result, he is sometimes included in the list of people in the Shanghai clique
Wu was born in Jiangxi Province and joined the Communist Party of China when he was 21. He graduated with a degree in thermal engineering from Qinghua University in 1968.
Wu was mayor of Wuhan from 1983 to 1986. He became Jiangxi governor in 1986. He moved to Shandong in 1997 to become party chief of the province and was made a full member of the Politburo the same year.
See also: Politics of China