Zhou Xiaochuan

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Person.png Zhou Xiaochuan  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born29 January 1948
Yixing, Jiangsu
Alma materBeijing Institute of Chemical Technology, Tsinghua University
SpouseLi Ling
PartyCommunist Party of China
11th governor of the Peoples Bank of China

Employment.png Governor of the People's Bank of China

In office
December 2002 - 19 March 2018

Zhou Xiaochuan is a Chinese economist, banker, "reformist" and bureaucrat. As governor of the People's Bank of China from 2002 until 2018, he has been in charge of the monetary policy of the People's Republic of China, making him the longest-serving central bank chief since the establishment of the People's Republic of China.[1]

He has previous held leading posts in trade and finance organizations such as Vice-Governor of the People's Bank of China, Director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, Governor of China Construction Bank, and Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Zhou is associated with Jiang Zeming and the so-called Shanghai clique of politicians.

Zhou is one of the most influential economic figures in the world and was ranked 4th by Foreign Policy in the Top 100 Global Thinkers report of December 2010. [2] In both 2011 and 2012, he was included in the 50 Most Influential ranking of Bloomberg Markets Magazine.


Event Participated in

WEF/Annual Meeting/200625 January 200629 January 2006SwitzerlandBoth former US president Bill Clinton and Bill Gates pushed for public-private partnerships. Only a few of the over 2000 participants are known.


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