31 Notable alumni of
Renmin University of China

The Renmin University of China is 646th in the world, 132nd in Asia, and 11th in China by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 31 notable alumni from the Renmin University of China sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with the Renmin University of China won Nobel Prizes in Economics.

  1. Grace Mugabe

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    Grace Mugabe
    Born in
    Zimbabwe Flag Zimbabwe
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur, politician and the widow of the late President Robert Mugabe. She served as the First Lady of Zimbabwe from 1996 until her husband's resignation in November 2017, a week after he was ousted from power. Starting as a secretary to President Mugabe, she rose in the ranks of the ruling ZANU–PF party to become the head of its Women's League and a key figure in the Generation 40 faction. At the same time, she gained a reputation for privilege and extravagance during a period of economic turmoil in the country. She was expelled from the party, with other G40 members, during the 2017 Zimbabwean coup d'état.

  2. Ren Zhiqiang

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    Ren Zhiqiang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    Ren Zhiqiang is an incarcerated Chinese real estate tycoon and a blogger on Sina Weibo with more than 37 million followers. Nicknamed "Big Cannon Ren", he is known for his outspoken criticism of the Party. He disappeared on 12 March 2020 after criticizing Chinese Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping over the handling of China's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2020 he was sentenced to eighteen years' imprisonment on corruption charges, after a one-day trial.

  3. Liu He

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    Liu He
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Liu He is a Chinese economist and politician, a current member of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party and one of the Vice Premiers of the People's Republic of China. Liu is also the director of the Office serving the Central Financial and Economic Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP); the latter headed by CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping. He was named vice-premier on 19 March 2018 and is heading the Financial Stability and Development Committee.

  4. Liu Qiangdong

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    Liu Qiangdong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in the Renmin University of China
    1992-1996 graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    Richard Liu Qiangdong is a Chinese Internet entrepreneur. He has been called the "Jeff Bezos of China" and his company JD.com has been compared to Amazon due to its business model. Liu founded Jingdong as a business-to-consumer single retail store for magneto-optical products in June 1998 and later moved the company into an e-commerce website known as JD.com in 2004. Liu is the company's chief executive officer and expanded its e-commerce products from selling consumer electronics to less specialized items, which grew JD.com into one of the largest retailers in China. According to Forbes, Liu's net worth is US$9 billion as of May 2020 with a 15.8% stake in JD.com. He was included on the "China Rich List" for 2019.

  5. Liu Yandong

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    Liu Yandong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the Renmin University of China
    1990-1994 graduated with master's degree in sociology
    Occupations
    politicianchemist
    Biography

    Liu Yandong is a retired Chinese politician. She recently served as the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, and was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China from 2007 to 2017, a State Councilor between 2007 and 2012, and headed the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party between 2002 and 2007.

  6. Peng Shuai

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    Peng Shuai
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    tennis player
    Biography

    Peng Shuai is a Chinese professional female tennis player. She reached leading position in the doubles ranking by the WTA as the first Chinese tennis player (male or female, and in singles or doubles) in February 2014. In August 2011, she peaked at No. 14 of the singles rankings. Peng has won two singles and 22 doubles titles. She won a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games, defeating Akgul Amanmuradova in the final. At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Peng won her first ladies' doubles championship with Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and again won at the 2014 French Open with Hsieh. Her best performance at a Grand Slam tournament in singles came at the 2014 US Open when she reached the semifinals, becoming the third Chinese tennis player in history to make a major semifinal after Zheng Jie and Li Na.

  7. Wang Ju-hsuan

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    Wang Ju-hsuan
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the Renmin University of China
    Graduated with Doctor of Laws
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Wang Ju-hsuan, also known as Jennifer Wang, is a Taiwanese lawyer and politician. She was the Minister of the Council of Labor Affairs from 2008 to 2012. In 2015, Wang was selected as Eric Chu's running mate on the Kuomintang (KMT) ticket for the 2016 Republic of China presidential election, which they eventually lost.

  8. Priscilla Leung

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    Priscilla Leung
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Priscilla Leung Mei-fun SBS JP is a barrister and Hong Kong Legislative Councillor, representing the Kowloon West constituency since 2008. She was a member of Kowloon City District Council.

  9. Hu Shuli

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    Hu Shuli
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the Renmin University of China
    1978-1982 studied journalism
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Hu Shuli is the founder and publisher of Caixin Media. She is also the professor of the School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-sen University and the adjunct professor of the School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China.

  10. Gao Zhisheng

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    Gao Zhisheng
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    autobiographerhuman rights activistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Gao Zhisheng is a Chinese human rights attorney and dissident known for defending activists and religious minorities and documenting human rights abuses in China. Because of his work, Zhisheng has been disbarred and detained by the Chinese government several times, and severely tortured. He last disappeared in February 2009 and was unofficially detained until December 2011, when it was announced that he has now been imprisoned for three years. His commitment to defending his clients is influenced by his Christian beliefs and their tenets on morality and compassion.

  11. Zhang Zhixin

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    Zhang Zhixin
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1930-1975 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zhang Zhixin was a dissident during the Cultural Revolution who became famous for criticizing the idolization of Mao Zedong and the ultra-left. She was imprisoned for six years (1969 to 1975) and tortured, then executed, for having opposing views while being a member of the Communist Party of China. A second party member who had expressed agreement with Zhang was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

  12. Ding Zilin

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    Ding Zilin
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Enrolled in the Renmin University of China
    Studied in 1956-1960
    Occupations
    human rights activistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ding Zilin is a retired professor of philosophy and the leader of the political pressure group Tiananmen Mothers.

  13. Zhang Xiaoming

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    Zhang Xiaoming
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zhang Xiaoming is a Chinese politician and former director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. He rose to that post from directorship of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong and left it by way of demotion to deputy director in 2020.

  14. Lu Wei

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    Lu Wei
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in the Renmin University of China
    2008-2011 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lu Wei is a former Chinese politician. He served as the deputy head of the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China, the head of the General Office of the Central Leading Group for Internet Security and Informatization (one and the same with the Cyberspace Administration of China, CAC) from April 2013 to June 2016. Lu was previously Vice-Mayor of Beijing and the head of the Beijing Party organization's propaganda department, among other posts. Lu Wei was named by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2015.

  15. Ma Kai

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    Ma Kai
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ma Kai was one of the four Vice Premiers of China (Fourth-ranked). He was formerly a State Councilor and Secretary General of the State Council of China.

  16. Gao Yu

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    Gao Yu
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    journalisthuman rights activist
    Biography

    Gao Yu is a Chinese journalist and dissident who has been repeatedly imprisoned.

  17. Cheng Xiaonong

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    Cheng Xiaonong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Cheng Xiaonong is a Chinese-American author.

  18. Zhang Lei

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    Zhang Lei
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    investor
    Biography

    Zhang Lei, CFA is a Chinese billionaire businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer of Hillhouse Capital Management, Ltd.

  19. Chen Ruolin

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    Chen Ruolin
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    competitive diverpolitician
    Biography

    Chen Ruolin is a female diver, she won the champion of synchronized 10 metre platform diving with her partner Liu Huixia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  20. Xiao Gang

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    Xiao Gang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    bankerbusinesspersonpolitician
    Biography

    Xiao Gang was the chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission from March 2013 until 20 February 2016. He was previously chairman of the board of directors of Bank of China Limited, of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, and deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, the central bank of the People's Republic of China. He has been credited for playing a crucial role in the reform of China's banking sector.

  21. You Quan

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    You Quan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    You Quan is a Chinese politician and a current Secretary of the Secretariat of the Chinese Communist Party and Director of the United Front Work Department. He previously served as Communist Party Secretary of Fujian province and chairman of Fujian People's Congress.

  22. Xiao Jie

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    Xiao Jie
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Xiao Jie is a Chinese politician and an important political aide of Premier Li Keqiang. He is serving as the State Councilor and the Secretary General of the State Council. Xiao served as the Minister of Finance from November 2016 to March 2018. He previously served as Deputy Secretary-General of the State Council and chief of staff of Premier Li Keqiang, and the Deputy Director of the State Council Leading Group for the Nationwide Economy Census. He had also served as the director of the State Administration of Taxation.

  23. Han Changfu

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    Han Changfu
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Han Changfu is a Chinese politician. Until December 2020 he was Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Before he was Governor of Jilin province.

  24. Guo Lanying

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    Guo Lanying
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1929-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    singerpolitician
    Biography

    Guo Lanying is a noted Chinese operatic soprano best known for singing patriotic songs such as "My Motherland" (1956) and "Nanniwan" (1943).

  25. Zeng Jinyan

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    Zeng Jinyan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politicianhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Zeng Jinyan, is a Chinese blogger and human rights activist. The wife of AIDS and environmental activist Hu Jia, Zeng became famous for a blog she had maintained throughout the disappearance of her husband, which was believed to be the working of China's secret police. Zeng was put under house arrest in August 2006 and the blog that details her life under constant surveillance and police harassment has been subsequently blocked in China. Zeng continued to update her blog until July 27, 2008, before her disappearance.

  26. Xu Xiaonian

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    Xu Xiaonian
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Xu Xiaonian is Professor of Economics and Finance at China Europe International Business School, named by Businessweek as one of China's Most Powerful People in 2009. From 1981 to 1985, he worked at Center of Development and Research, State Council of the People's Republic of China as Research Fellow. He got Doctor of Economics at University of California, Davis in 1991. From 1991 to 1995, he worked as assistant professor at Amherst College.

  27. Zhang Sizhi

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    Zhang Sizhi
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1927-.. (age 94)
    Occupations
    human rights activistuniversity teacherlawyer
    Biography

    Zhang Sizhi is an active rights lawyer in China, and a professor at Central University of Finance and Economics. He was known as "The lawyer's conscience".

  28. Lin Xiling

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    Lin Xiling
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1935-2009 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lin Xiling was a Chinese activist and dissident.

  29. Zheng Bijian

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    Zheng Bijian
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1932-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zheng Bijian is a Chinese thinker whose theories about globalism and transparency emphasize the importance of projecting soft power and peace. A longtime advisor to the leadership of China, Zheng was ranked 96th of 100 on the 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll and 44th of 100 in the Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers in December 2010.

  30. Pan Guang

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    Pan Guang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    historianuniversity teacherpolitical scientist
    Biography

    Pan Guang is the Director of and Professor at the Shanghai Center for International Studies and Institute of European & Asian Studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Director of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) Studies Center in Shanghai, Dean of Center of Jewish Studies Shanghai (CJSS), and Vice Chairman of the Chinese Society of Middle East Studies.

  31. Chen Yu

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    Chen Yu
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Chen Yu is a Chinese information scientist and information economist.