Xiao Yang was re-elected president of the Supreme
People's Court at the on-going session of the 10th National
People's Congress (NPC) on March 16, 2003:
Male, born in August 1938, of Han nationality, native
of Heyuanin Guangdong Province; joined the Communist Party
of China (CPC) in May 1966; graduated from the Department of
Law of the People's University of China; chief justice.
Studied in the Department of Law in the People's
University of China in 1957-1962; teacher of the Political
Science and Law School in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous
Region in January-August 1962.
Staff member of
Qujiang County Public Security Department, Guangdong
Province, in 1962-1969; staff member of the publicity
department of the CPC Qujiang County Committee, staff member
and deputy director of the office of the CPC Qujiang County
Committee in 1969-1975; secretary of the CPC Longgui Commune
Committee of Qujiang County, a member of the Standing
Committee and concurrently director of the office of the CPC
Qujiang County Committee in 1975-1981; secretary of the CPC
Wujiang District Committee, Shaoguan City, and deputy
secretary of the CPC Qingyuan Prefecture Committee
Deputy procurator-general of the Guangdong
Provincial People's Procuratorate and deputy secretary of
its Leading Party Members' Group in 1983-1986;
procurator-general of the Guangdong Provincial People's
Procuratorate and secretary of its Leading Party Members'
Group in 1986-1990.
Deputy procurator-general of the
Supreme People's Procuratorate, member of its Leading Party
Members' Group and Procuratorial Committee in 1990-1992;
deputy procurator-general of the Supreme People's
Procuratorate, deputy secretary of its Leading Party
Members' Group and member of its Procuratorial Committee in
1992-1993; minister of justice and secretary of the
ministry's Leading Party Members' Group in 1993-1998.
President of the Supreme People's Court, secretary of
its Leading Party Members' Group and a member of the Justice
Committee since 1998.
Member of the 15th, 16th CPC
(Xinhua News Agency March 16, 2003)