Zhao Leji, male, Han ethnicity, was born in March 1957 and is from Xi'an, Shaanxi province. He began his first job in September 1974 and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in July 1975. He graduated from the Department of Philosophy, Peking University, where he majored in philosophy. He received a graduate education at the Central Party School.
Zhao is currently a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 20th CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Standing Committee of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC).