Currently alive, at 78 years of age.
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1938 – Born as a native of Wuhan, Hubei Province
1962 – joined Communist Party of China (CPC) in April
– began working in August after graduated from the Oil Refinery Department, Beijing Petroleum Institute with major in oil refinery engineering
– elected as deputy mayor of Beijing
– served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade, Minister of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, and a member of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth CPC Central Committees
2002 – Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee, Politboro
2003 – Vice-Premier of the State Council
– around these years she was the Minister of Health
2004 – one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People given the title as "goddess of transparency"