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List of notable or famous engineers from China, with bios and photos, including the top engineers born in China and even some popular engineers who immigrated to China. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Chinese engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known engineer from China is included when available.

This list contains people like Hu Jintao and Shen Kuo.

This historic engineers from China list can help answer the questions "Who are some Chinese engineers of note?" and "Who are the most famous engineers from China?" These prominent engineers of China may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Chinese engineers.

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Charles K. Kao is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Engineers from China
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The Honourable Sir Charles Kuen Kao, GBM, KBE, FRS, FREng is a Chinese-born Hong Kong, American and British electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered in the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Kao, known as the "Godfather of Broadband", "Father of Fiber Optics" or "Father of Fiber Optic Communications", was jointly awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication". Kao holds multiple citizenship of Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 84

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

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Zhou Guozhi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Engineers from China
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Zhou Guozhi

Zhou Guozhi is a Chinese engineer. He is an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a professor of material science and engineering in Shanghai University. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Hu Jintao is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Engineers from China
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Hu Jintao was the paramount leader of China between 2002 and 2012. He held the offices of General Secretary of the Communist Party, President of the People's Republic and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. He was a member of the 14th to 17th CPC Politburo Standing Committee, China's de facto top decision-making body. Hu has participated in the Communist party bureaucracy for most of his career, notably as Party secretary for Guizhou province and the Tibet Autonomous Region, and then later First secretary of the Central Secretariat and Vice-President under former leader Jiang Zemin. Hu is the first leader of the Communist Party without any significant revolutionary credentials. As ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: Taizhou, China

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Jia Qinglin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Engineers from China
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Jia Qinglin

Jia Qinglin was a senior leader of the People's Republic of China. He was the fourth ranking member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, the Chairman and Party secretary of the National Committee of the People's Political Consultative Conference. Jia's functions as the head of China's consultative legislative body are largely ceremonial in nature. Earlier he had served as the CPC Party Chief in Fujian and Beijing. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 78

Birthplace: Botou, China