Li Shenglin, a native of Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, was born in November 1946. He graduated from Zhenjiang Agricultural Machinery College and started work in August 1970. In June 1973, he joined the Communist Party of China (CPC).
From 1973 to 1983: Workshop planner of Tianjin Tractor Factory; Vice Secretary and Secretary of the factory’s Communist Youth League Committee; Party Branch Secretary of the Tools Workshop of Tianjin Tractor Factory; Vice Manager of Tianjin Chemical Machinery Co Ltd; Deputy Office Director of the Technology Department of Tianjin Tractor Industrial Co Ltd; Director of the Planning Department of Tianjin Municipal Government.
From 1983: Vice Secretary-General of Tianjin municipal government; Director of Tianjin Textile Industrial Bureau; Vice Secretary of the bureau’s CPC Committee.
From 1988: Director of Tianjin Municipal Planning Commission.
From Oct. 1991: Vice Mayor of Tianjin.
From May 1993: Vice Secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee; Vice Mayor of Tianjin.
From May 1998: Vice Secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee; Mayor of Tianjin.
Dec. 2002: Resigned as Mayor of Tianjin.
May 2003: Vice Minister of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
Dec. 2005: Minister of Transport.
Mar. 2008: Minister of Transport and Secretary of the ministry’s Party Group.
Member of the 15th, 16th and 17th CPC Central Committee.
On Aug. 31, 2012, the National People's Congress appointed Yang Chuantang as minister of transport, replacing Li Shenglin.