Jiang Weiping was bornon 1955 in Chengdu, China, China. Jiang Weiping is #507 in List Billionaires People In The World. Jiang Weiping chairs Shenzhen-listed Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Industries, which makes lithium products and chemicals. Jiang worked as a technician, administrator and sales engineer before starting the business in 1997.
In June 2012, Knopf Canada announced that it would publish Jiang's biography of Bo Xilai, who had recently made international news after his wife Gu Kailai was tried and convicted of the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood
Initially unable to attend the ceremony due to his imprisonment, Jiang formally received his award in 2009
He was also awarded the "One Humanity Award" in 2006 by PEN Canada, which included a C$5000 cash prize
In 2004, before Jiang's own release from prison, PEN Canada secured permission for Li and her daughter to move to Canada
In 2003, Jiang was transferred to Wafangdian prison in Dalian, where he performed forced labour
Jiang was awarded a CPJ International Press Freedom Award in 2001 by the Committee to Protect Journalists, which recognizes reporters or publications who show courage in defending press freedom despite facing attacks, threats, or imprisonment
He was detained in December 2000 on charges of revealing "state secrets"
In mid-1999, Jiang also published a series of eight reports in Front Line, a Hong Kong magazine, alleging corruption by various Chinese officials
In the early 1990s, Jiang became the Northeastern China bureau chief of the pro-Beijing Wen Wei Po newspaper in Hong Kong
In 1984, he wrote his first story about official Bo Xilai, who was then a CCP official in a small town
In the 1980s, he became a reporter for Xinhua News Agency
1955) is a veteran mainland Chinese journalist known internationally for his arrest by the Communist Party of China in 2001