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"Keeping the People in Mind"

   - Zhang Dejiang, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee

While serving at the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Zhang Dejiang visits a nursing home and talks to seniors in rural Henan Province. Xinhua

"No matter how high our cadres' posts are, we are still members of the general public. We must always bear the people in mind," said Zhang Dejiang, now a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee, more than two decades ago when he served as deputy secretary of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee.

A strong believer of "governing for the people," Zhang Dejiang started up his political career from university's leadership. Having hardened himself on both provincial and national posts and having served as a member of the Political Bureau for two consecutive terms, 66-year-old Zhang Dejiang was elected a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee on Nov 15, 2012.

Before his elevation to CPC's top leadership, Zhang reshaped the image of Southwest China's metropolis of Chongqing, maintained its social stability and pushed its economic development as the municipality's Party chief, a post he held between March and November in 2012. "I wish Chongqing a prosperous future. This city will be always on my mind," remarked Zhang at the leadership meeting of Chongqing government when he left office on November 20, 2012.