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International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington
Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People's Bank of China, arrives for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) financial committee meeting during the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington on April 25, 2009. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Zhou Xiaochuan (Chinese: 周小川; pinyin: Zhōu Xiǎochuān) (born January 29, 1948) is a Chinese economist, banker, reformist and bureaucrat. As governor of the People's Bank of China since December 2002, he has been in charge of the monetary policy of the People's Republic of China.

He has previous held leading posts in trade and finance organizations such as Vice-Governor of the People's Bank of China, Director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, Governor of China Construction Bank, and Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Zhou is associated with Zhu Rongji and the Shanghai clique of politicians.

Zhou is one of the most influential economic figures in the world and was ranked 4th by Foreign Policy in the Top 100 Global Thinkers report of December 2010.

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