Pronunciation: Xhao Kezhi (pronunciation: Jaow Kuh-Jih)
Title: CCP Central Committee Member; Minister of Public Security; State Councilor
Salutation: Minister Zhao
Zhao was reappointed minister of Public Security and named state councilor of the State Council in March 2018. In 2017, he became a member of the 19th CCP Central Committee and secretary of the CCP Party Committee of the Ministry of Public Security and Minister of Public Security.
Zhao was a member of the 18th CCP Central Committee and served as secretary of the CCP Guizhou Provincial Committee from 2012 to 2015. He also served as chairman of the Standing Committee of the Guizhou Provincial People's Congress from 2013 to 2015. In 2015, he became secretary of the CCP Hebei Provincial Committee and in 2016 he was named director, Hebei Provincial People's Congress, Standing Committee.
Zhao was executive vice governor of Jiangsu Province from 2006 to 2010. From 2010 to 2012, Zhao was deputy secretary of CCP Guizhou Provincial Committee and governor of Guizhou Province.
Zhao is a native of Laixi City, Shandong Province.