Jia Zhijie

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Jia Zhijie (Chinese :贾志杰; born 1935) is a retired politician of the People's Republic of China. He was born in Jilin Province. He graduated from the Moscow Petroleum Institute in 1960, the same year he joined the Communist Party of China. He served as governor of Gansu (1986–1993) and Hubei. [1]

As governor of Gansu, he defended the state's first eugenics law passed in 1989. About 1.2 percent of Gansu's 22 million people were retarded, the highest rate in China. Jia Zhijie stated that, "Insane, dull-witted and idiotic people must first complete sterilization operations before they can register for marriage. Some people[ who? ] say this is inhumane, but we think just the opposite is true." [2]

Political career

1998—2003Deputy, 9th NPC
1997—2002Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1994—2000Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Hubei Province
1993—1993Vice-Governor, People's Government Hubei Province
1993—1994Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Hubei Province
1993—1993Acting Governor, People's Government Hubei Province
1993—1994Governor, People's Government Hubei Province
1992—1997Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1987—1992Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1986—1993Governor, People's Government Gansu Province
1983—1986Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Gansu Province
1960Joined, CPC

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  1. "China Vitae : Biography of Jia Zhijie". www.chinavitae.com. Retrieved 2019-12-15.
  2. Wong, Jan (2011-02-04). Red China blues : my long march from Mao to now. [Toronto, Ontario]. ISBN   978-0-385-67436-2. OCLC   869812383.
Preceded by
Chen Guangyi
Governor of Gansu
Succeeded by
Yan Haiwang