An Qiyuan

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is An.

An Qiyuan (simplified Chinese: 安启元; traditional Chinese: 安啟元; pinyin: Ān Qǐyuán; born 1933 in Lintong, Shaanxi) is a Chinese politician who served as CPC party chief in Shaanxi Province from December 1994 to August 1997.


An Qiyuan, of Han ethnicity, was born in 1933 in Lintong, Shaanxi province. He joined the CPC in 1953, and graduated from the Geology Department of Northwest University (China) in 1956. He spent the formative years of his career in the mining industry in Shaanxi. Various positions he held within the mining sector included:

  • Leader, Petroleum Exploration Bureau Heilongjiang Province, Songliao (Geological Team)
  • Director, Daqing Oil Mine Heilongjiang Province, Daqing City
  • Chief, Daqing Oil Mine, 1st Oil Extracting Headquarters, Underground Operation Section Heilongjiang Province, Daqing City
  • Director, Ministry of Petroleum Industry, Petroleum Geophysical Prospecting Bureau
  • Deputy Director, China Seismological Bureau
  • Director, China Seismological Bureau

1988 marked his first foray into politics, when he was appointed as a member to the CPC Provincial Committee for Shaanxi Province. Further positions in politics assumed by An include:

  • Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Shaanxi Province, Xi'an City
  • Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee, Policy and Law Committee Shaanxi Province
  • Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee, Policy and Law Committee Shaanxi Province
  • Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Standing Committee

In 1993, An acceded to the 14th CPC National Congress in Beijing, acting as a delegate. In 1994, he became the CPC Provincial Secretary, or party chief, for Shaanxi. He held this position until 1997. After this, he was a delegate to the 15th CPC National Congress in Beijing. In 1998, An became Chairman of the Shaanxi Provincial Committee. An Qiyuan is still a member of the Shaanxi Provincial Standing Committee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Zhang Boxing
Secretary of the CPC Shaanxi Committee
Succeeded by
Li Jianguo