Professor Cheng Siwei
A Biographical Sketch
Professor Cheng Siwei is Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), Chairman of the China Democratic National Construction Association (CDNCA) Central Committee and Chairman of China Soft Science Research Association. He is also guest professor of Peking University, Nankai University, East China University of Science and Technology, and South China University of Technology as well as the Honorary Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Professor Cheng studied in Hong Kong Heung To Middle School, Workers' College of Guangzhou South University, South China Institute of Technology and East China Institute of Chemical Engineering. He received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1984 and an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2000. Professor Cheng has worked for Guangdong Provincial Federation of Trade Unions; and various units of the Ministry of Chemical Industry and the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemical Industries. He served as Chief Engineer of the Science and Technology Bureau of the Ministry of Chemical Industry; Vice-President and Chief Engineer of the Scientific and Technical Research Institute of the Ministry of Chemical Industry; Deputy Chief Engineer of the Ministry of Chemical Industry and Vice-Minister of Chemical Industry. He was member of the Seventh and Eighth National Committees of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and member of the Standing Committee of the Eighth CPPCC National Committee. He has served as Chairman of the China Democratic National Construction Association (CDNCA) Central Committee since 1996 and as Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC since 1998.
Professor Cheng has published over 10 books including Chromic Salts Technology, Rejuvenating Chemical Industry through Science and Technology, Soft Science and Reform, Large Linear Target Programming and Application, Research in China's Economic Development and Reform and Economic Reform and Development in China, and more than 200 dissertations at home and abroad. He edited Urgent Research in China's Reform and Development, Venture Investment Practice and some other books. Professor Cheng took charge of the state's key research project and was awarded the first prize for scientific and technical progress by the Ministry of Chemical Industry as well as the second prize for scientific and technical progress by the National Office for Science & Technology Awards.