Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 4/1/2004
Career Data Updated: 3/22/2007

PHOTO: Fu Tieshan
Fu Tieshan 傅铁山
Vice Chairman of 10th NPC Standing Committee, Chairman of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association
Born: 1931

Biography Highlight

Fu Tieshan, male, Han nationality, is a native of Qingyuan, Hebei Province. He was born in 1931. In 1941, he graduated with a major in Catholicism. In 1954, Fu graduated from the Theology and Philosophy Department of Beijing Wensheng College.

The Xishiku Catholic Cathedral promoted Fu to priest in 1956. In 1979, the Catholic Diocese of Beijing ordained him a bishop. Fu has held several positions with Chinese Catholic associations. He was elected Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association in 1993 and that same year, became chairman of the Beijing Patriotic Catholic Association. In 1998, he was elected chairman of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.

Fu also has extensive involvement with the CPPCC. He was a Standing Committee member of the 6th and 7th CPPCC National Committees. In 1998, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the 9th CPPCC Beijing Municipal Committee.

Fu is the author of the Chinese-English Glossary of Everyday Catholic Terms.

Recent Career Data

2003— Vice-Chairman, 10th Standing Committee of the NPC
2000— Vice-President, China Anti-Cult Association
1999— Vice-President, Chinese Association for International Understanding (CAIU)
1998—2003 Member, 9th Standing Committee of the NPC
1998—2003 Vice-Chairman, CPPCC, Municipal Committee Beijing Municipality
1998— Chairman, Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association Beijing Municipality
1993—1998 Vice-Chairman, Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association Beijing Municipality
1993— Chairman, Beijing Patriotic Catholic Association Beijing Municipality
1993—1998 Member, 8th Education, Science, Culture and Health Committee of the NPC
1993—1998 Member, 8th Standing Committee of the NPC

Recent Travel & Appearances

10/13/05 Fu Tieshan met with Theodore McCarrick, the Catholic Archbishop of Washington D.C.
11/08/04 Fu Tieshan met with Gustavo Selva, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
07/28/04 Fu Tieshan met with Ziaur Rahman Khan, chairman of the Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs of the National Assembly of Bangladesh.
09/14/03 Fu Tieshan met with a Guinean delegation headed by Alpha Mady Soumah, Guinea's Minister of Mines, Geology and Environment.
07/28/03 Fu Tieshan met with Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, the Catholic Archbishop of Washington, the United States.

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