Wen Zengxian is confirmed dead at the age of 68.
Wen was best known as a Chinese politician.
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Wen Zengxian
文增显
Deputy director-general of the Civil Affairs Department of Hubei Province
In office
June 1997 – February 2010
Personal details
BornJune 1952 (1952-06)
Xinye County, Henan
Died31 January 2020 (aged 68)
Wuhan, Hubei
Cause of deathCOVID-19 (suspected)
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materWuhan University
Professionpolitician
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese文增显
Traditional Chinese文增顯
Wen Zengxian (Chinese: 文增显; pinyin: Wén Zēngxiǎn, June 1952–31 January 2020) was a Chinese politician who served as Deputy director-general of the Civil Affairs Department of Hubei Province from 1997 to 2010.
Biography
Wen was born in Xinye County, Henan. In April 1972, he started to work at Xiangfan Municipal Propaganda Team. In January 1975, he worked as a clerk Xiangfan Municipal Bureau of Culture. He joined the Communist Party of China in September 1976.
Wen entered Wuhan University in February 1977, majoring in Chinese Language and Literature. After earning his bachelor's degree in January 1980, he started to work at Politics Division of the Civil Affairs Department of Hubei Province. Later, He served as the President of Hubei Civil Administration School (December 1988–January 1993), Director of the General Office of Hubei Provincial Commerce Department (January 1993–June 1997), then the Deputy director-general of the Civil Affairs Department of Hubei Province (June 1997–February 2010). He was appointed inspector of Civil Affairs Department since February 2010. He was also the President of Hubei Social Organization General Chamber of Commerce.
Wen died on 31 January 2020, his death was suspected of being caused by COVID-19 infection. Many Chinese media (including Sina, Sohu, NetEase and Phoenix Television) had reported his death, however, the news were soon deleted due to the censorship.
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