From CIICNational Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
From Sep. 1963 to Sep. 1966: studied in Anhui Bank School.
From Jul. 1967 to Aug. 1981: Accountant at a branch of the People’s Bank of China in Chao County, Anhui; Official of the Financial and Trade Office of the county government (during this period, he studied at the Party School of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee from Sep. 1980 to Jul. 1981).
From Aug. 1981: Deputy Director of the Industry and Commerce Bureau in Chao County, Anhui.
From Oct. 1981: Secretary of the Research and Investigation Division under the General Office of Anhui provincial government.
From Dec. 1985: Deputy Director of the Anhui Provincial Planning Commission.
From Oct. 1991: Director of the Anhui Provincial Planning Commission.
From Aug. 1992: Secretary of CPC Wuhu Municipal Committee, Anhui; Acting Mayor of Wuhu City
From Jan. 1993: Secretary of CPC Wuhu Municipal Committee, Anhui and Mayor of Wuhu
From Apr. 1995: Assistant Governor of Anhui; Secretary-General of Anhui provincial government.
From Sep. 1996: Vice Governor of Anhui; Secretary-General of Anhui provincial government.
From 2003: Vice Secretary and Standing Member of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee.
From Aug. 2005: Vice Minister of NDRC.
From Dec. 2005: Vice Secretary-General of the State Council.
From Mar. 2008: Minister of NDRC
Alternate Member of 16th CPC Central Committee and Member of the 17th CPC Central Committee.