Chen Jinhua, Chinese politician, Died at 87

Chen Jinhua was born in July 1929, and died on July 2, 2016.
He was a Chinese politician.
He joined the Communist Party of China in February 1949 and studied at Renmin University of China from 1953 to 1955 and from 1960 to 1962.
Jinhua served in positions of increasing responsibility in China’s former Ministry of Textile Industry and Ministry of Light Industry(50’s to the 70’s).
He served on the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress, from 1977 to 1983 as well as deputy secretary of the Shanghai CPC Committee.
Chen served as the general manager and Party Secretary of state-owned oil company Sinopec, from the year 1983 to 1990.
During 1990, Chen was named the chairman of the former State Commission on Economic Structure Reform, and from 1993 to 1998 he served as the chairman of the State Planning Commission of China, the precursor to the current National Development and Reform Commission.
Chen served as a vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, from 1998 to 2003.
Chen Jinhua passed away at 87 years old.