Xie Zhenhua (; born November 1949) is a Chinese politician who served as vice-chairman of China's top economic development body, the National Development and Reform Commission as well as serving as China's special climate envoy.
Early life and education
Xie Zhenhua was born in Tianjin. During the Cultural Revolution he was put to work in the countryside. Specifically, he was among the millions of “sent-down youth” who were dispatched to the countryside to retrain their minds through hard labor, and for this Xie was sent to Heihe in the northern province of Heilongjiang. Xie joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1969.
He graduated in 1977 from Tsinghua University with an Engineering Physics degree. Xie also earned a Master's Degree of Law from the Department of Environmental Laws, Wuhan University School of Law in 1991.
He was appointed head of the State Environmental Protection Administration