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 - Present

Zhou Xiaochuan (born January 29, 1948) is a Chinese economist, banker, reformist and bureaucrat. As governor of the People's Bank of China since December 2002, he has been in charge of the monetary policy of the People's Republic of China. He was reappointed to the same position in March 2013, 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.


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