Zhang Meiying, born in January 1944, is executive vice-chairperson of the Central Committee of the China Democratic League (CDL) and vice-president of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC).
A native of Nanchong City in southwestern Sichuan Province, Zhang Meiying graduated from the Fourth Medical University of the People's Liberation Army in 1968, and worked as surgeon from that year until 1971 at a PLA hospital. From 1971 to 1979 she was an official at Haidian District Health Bureau in Beijing, and in 1979 took up the post of surgeon at the Beijing Research Institute for Tumor Prevention and Treatment.
|Zhang Meiying [fengxiannews.com]
Between 1994 and 2000, Zhang served respectively as deputy head of the institute, vice president of the Tumor Hospital of Beijing University of Medical Science and vice president of Beijing Tumor Hospital.
From 2000 to 2003, Zhang was vice-chairperson of the CDL Central Committee, deputy secretary-general of the CPPCC National Committee, executive member of the All-China Women's Federation and part-time professor at the Tumor Institute of Beijing University.
Since 2003 Zhang has been executive vice-chairperson of the CDL Central Committee, deputy secretary-general of the CPPCC National Committee, vice-president of the All-China Women's Federation and part-time professor at the Tumor Institute of Beijing University.
The closing meeting on March 12, 2005 of the CPPCC annual session elected her vice-chairperson of the Tenth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Zhang was a deputy to the Ninth National People's Congress, is a member of the Tenth CPPCC National Committee and is elected vice-chairperson of the 11th CPPCC National Committee on March 13, 2008.
Zhang Meiying is granddaughter of Zhang Lan, revolutionist, educator, patriot, former chairman of the CDL Central Committee, and one of the founders of China's multi-party cooperation and political consultation system.