Zhang Baoshun, male, Han nationality, is a native of Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province. He was born in 1950 and joined the CPC in 1971. He received a master‘s degree in economics from the Economic Management Institute of Jilin University in 1992.
The early part of Zhang‘s career was spent in the city of his birthplace, Qinhuangdao. Before joining the CPC, he spent several years working for the Qinhuangdao Harbor Administration. In 1968, he became a stevedore and later rose to become the deputy secretary of the CPC Committee at the Qinhuangdao Harbor Administration.
In the mid 1970s, Zhang began an association with the CYLC. In 1973, he was made secretary of the CYLC at the Qinhuangdao Harbor Administration. From there, he deputy director of the committee‘s youth work department. In 1985, he became a member of secretariat of the CYLC Central Committee.
In 1993, Zhang became the Vice-President of the Xinhua News Agency. Two years later, the China Newspapers Association made him their Vice-President. In 1997, he served as the secretary of the CPC Committee of the Xinhua News Agency.
Zhang served as secretary of the of the CPC Shanxi Provincial Committee from 2005-2010. from 2010 to 2015 he was Secretary of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee. In 2011 he became Director of the Anhui Provincial People's Congress Standing Committee.
He was an alternate member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. He is now a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee.