Meng Jianzhu, born in July 1947, is a male ethnic Han from Wuxian County, Jiangsu Province. He entered the workforce in August 1968 and joined the CPC in June 1971. He graduated from the Shanghai Institute of Machinery with a major in systems engineering, received a postgraduate education while in service and was awarded the degree of Master of Engineering. He is a senior economist.
He is currently a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, a state councilor, and a member of the State Council Leading Party Members' Group, minister of the Ministry of Public Security and secretary of its Party Committee, and the commissioner general of police.
On Nov. 19, 2012, the CPC Central Committee has appointed Meng Jianzhu as secretary of its Commission for Political and Legal Affairs, replacing Zhou Yongkang.
1968-1973 Fleet seaman, dispatcher and turbine vice - captain; secretary, CYL Branch; and deputy political instructor; of the Supply, Marketing and Transport Station, Qianwei Farm, Shanghai
1973-1976 Secretary, Party Branch, Transport Team, Qianwei Farm, Shanghai
1976-1977 Head, Publicity Group, Political Department, Qianwei Farm, Shanghai
1977-1986 Deputy secretary, Party Committee; director, Political Department; and director; of Qianwei Farm, Shanghai (1983-1986: part-time student of the management of industrial enterprises, Union Correspondence University of Economic Management, Shanghai Campus; 1984-1986: student of Party and government management, First Training Class for Party and Government Cadres, Party School, CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee)
1986-1990 Secretary, CPC Chuansha County Committee, Shanghai
1990-1991 Secretary, CPC Jiading County Committee, Shanghai (1987-1991: studied systems engineering as a part-time graduate student at Shanghai Institute of Machinery, and awarded the degree of Master of Engineering)
1991-1992 Secretary, CPC Shanghai Municipal Rural Work Committee
1992-1993 Secretary, CPC Shanghai Municipal Rural Work Committee; deputy secretary - general, Shanghai Municipal People's Government
1993-1996 Vice mayor, Shanghai
1996-1996 Member, Standing Committee, CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee; vice mayor, Shanghai
1996-2001 Deputy secretary, CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee
2001-2007 Secretary, CPC Jiangxi Provincial Committee; chairman, Standing Committee, Jiangxi Provincial People's Congress
2007-2008 Minister; and secretary, Party Committee; of the Ministry of Public Security
2008-2012 Member of the State Council and its Leading Party Members' Group; deputy secretary, Committee of Political and Legal Affairs under the CPC Central Committee; minister; and secretary, Party Committee; of the Ministry of Public Security
2012- Member, Political Bureau, CPC Central Committee; state councilor; member, State Council Leading Party Members' Group; minister; and secretary, Party Committee; of the Ministry of Public Security; commissioner general of police
Nov. 2012- Secretary of the Committee of Political and Legal Affairs under the CPC Central Committee
Alternate member, Fifteenth CPC Central Committee; member, Sixteenth through Eighteenth CPC Central Committees; member, Political Bureau, Eighteenth CPC Central Committee.