Wang Fang (politician)

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Wang Fang
Minister of Public Security
In office
April 1987 – November 1990
Preceded by Ruan Chongwu
Succeeded by Tao Siju
Personal details
Born 1920
Xintai, Shandong, China
Died 2009 (2010) (aged 89)
Political party Communist Party of China

Wang Fang (Chinese: 王芳; pinyin: Wáng Fāng; 1920–2009) was a politician of the People's Republic of China.


Native of Xintai, Shandong, Wang joined the Communist Party of China in 1938. He participated in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War. After the foundation of the People's Republic of China, Wang Fang has held several high level official positions including the Secretary of the CPC's Zhejiang Committee. He was the Minister of Public Security from April 1987 to November 1990. Wang was the member of the 12th CPC Central Committee from 1982 to 1987, and member of the Central Advisory Commission from 1987 to 1992.

During the Cultural Revolution he was demoted and labeled as a "capitalist roader" but afterward he served as a prosecutor of the Gang of Four.[1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Tie Ying
Secretary CPC Zhejiang Committee
1983 – 1987
Succeeded by
Xue Ju
Government offices
Preceded by
Ruan Chongwu
Minister of Public Security
April 1987 – November 1990
Succeeded by
Tao Siju