|Vice Chairman of the National People's Congress|
March 2008 – March 2013
|Chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region|
January 2003 – December 2007
|Preceded by||Abdul'ahat Abdulrixit|
|Succeeded by||Nur Bekri|
|Born||October 29, 1961 (age 53)
Shufu County (Konasheher), Xinjiang, China
|Nationality||People's Republic of China|
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||Xinjiang University|
Ismail Tiliwaldi (Uyghur: ئىسمائىل تىلىۋالدى; Chinese: 司马义•铁力瓦尔地; pinyin: Sīmǎyì Tiělìwà’ěrdì; born October 29, 1944) is a retired Chinese politician of Uyghur heritage. He was the chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the head of the Xinjiang's government, from 2003 to 2007, and Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress from 2008 to 2013.
During the Cultural Revolution, Tiliwaldi was sent to the countryside for "re-education". He then served as a interpreter at a local commune's tractor factory. In 1973 he found work in the Organization Department of Shufu County. He studied at the Central Party School in the early 1980s, ostensibly to prepare himself for higher office.
He served deputy chief and chief of the Organization Department for the Kashgar Prefecture, deputy Commissioner (equivalent to mayor) of Kashgar, deputy Party Secretary of Kashgar, Commissioner of Kashgar.
Beginning in 1993, Tiliwaldi served as the secretary-general for the Xinjiang Autonomous Regional Government, deputy Political Commissar of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps of the Army. In 1998, Tiliwaldi entered the Regional Party Standing Committee of Xinjiang, and become and deputy secretary of the Xinjiang regional Political and Legal Affairs Commission.
In January 2003, he was elected as chairman of the Xinjiang region at the first session of the tenth Xinjiang People's Congress.
He was an alternate member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and a full member of the 17th Central Committee.
- "司马义·铁力瓦尔地简历". Xinhua.
|Chairman of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
2003 – 2007
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