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Wang Huning (simplified Chinese: 王沪宁; traditional Chinese: 王滬寧; pinyin: Wáng Hùníng; born October 6, 1955) is Chinese political theorist and one of the top leaders of the Communist Party of China, and a current member of the party's Politburo. He served as secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee in 2007-2012, and as the head of CPC Policy Research Office since 2002. Wang is believed to been one of the principal theorists behind the official political ideologies of three administrations: "Three Represents" by Jiang Zemin, the Scientific Development Concept by Hu Jintao, and the Chinese Dream of Xi Jinping.
Born in Shanghai, Wang was recommended to enter East China Normal University in 1974 to study French. He was enrolled in the Department of International Politics at Fudan University in 1977 to pursue his postgraduate degree. His mentors were Chen Qiren and Wang Bangzuo. After graduation, Wang stayed at Fudan University and became the youngest dean. In 1993, Wang led the Fudan student debate team to participate in an international college debate contest in Chinese held in Singapore. The team won the championship, thus gained him great reputation.
From 1995, Wang started to take political posts. He was admitted into Policy Research Office of CPC, and served as Chief of Politics section, and later Deputy Chief of the Office. He was promoted to Chief of the Office in 2002. Wang was regarded as one of major brain-powers of Jiang Zemin.
Wang was a member of 16th and 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and is currently a member of the 18th. He was also elected to the 18th Politburo of the Communist Party of China in November 2012.
Wang authored several books, including Logic of Politics - the Principal of Marxism Politics, America against America, General Introduction to New Politics, Analysis of Modern Western Politics, Analysis of Comparative Politics, and Debate Contest in Lion City.
- "Biography of Wang Huning". China Vitae. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- "胡少江评论：从三个代表到中国梦，王沪宁江郎才尽". Radio Free Asia (Cantonese service). April 26, 2013.
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