Yang Jing is endorsed as the state councilor of China at the sixth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 16, 2013.Xinhua
Yang Jing, born in Dec 1953, is a member of the Secretariat of the 18th CPC Central Committee, state councilor, a member of the State Council Leading Party Members’ Group and the secretary-general of the State Council.
Yang entered the workforce in Dec 1970, and joined the CPC in Aug 1976. He received a postgraduate education at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee.
Yang served as deputy head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee from 2008 to 2012.