Zhao Kezhi is a member of the Communist Party of China's (CPC) Central Committee and People's Republic's of China's (PRC) State Council while simultaneously holding the title as Minister of Public Security. Originally a middle school instructor in the province of Shandong, Mr. Kezhi has risen to become head of the most powerful law enforcement agency in the PRC.
Little is known regarding Zhao Kezhi's early life and career other that what is available through official government sources. Born in Laixi, Shandong, Mr. Kezhi became a middle school teacher in 1973. Two years later, he entered the ranks of the Communist Party of China and became a steadfast supporter of the organization's objectives. From 1984 through 1989, Zhao rocketed through the ranks of Shandong's arm of the CPC and gained notoriety for his unwavering intensity and ingenuity.
In 1997, Mr. Kezhi achieved a major career breakthrough when he was promoted to the Office of Party Chief of Dezhou, Shandong. From this point, a major position in the government became an attainable reality. From 2001 to 2006, Zhao oversaw daily operations of government ministries while acting as the vice-governor of Shandong. In 2006, he was moved to China's Jiangsu province and granted the executive governorship until his subsequent transfer to Guizhou province as acting governor and deputy party chief until 2012.
From 2012 through 2015, Zhao largely stayed out of both the party and national limelight. In July of 2015, however, that changed. Following the high-profile dismissal of a powerful CPC official, Zhao became the party chief of Hebei province. Less than two years later, Zhao became head of the Ministry of Public Security.