|Governor of Shaanxi Province|
|Preceded by||Zhao Zhengyong|
|Born||December 1956 (age 57)
Tongzi County, Guizhou
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||Huazhong University of Science and Technology|
Lou Qinjian (Chinese: 娄勤俭; born December 1956) is a politician of the People's Republic of China. He is the Governor of Shaanxi province and a former Deputy Minister of Industry and Information Technology. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Lou Qinjian is a native of Tongzi County, Zunyi, Guizhou province. He started working in August 1973 as a rusticated youth in Tongzi and later worked as a teacher. He joined the Communist Party of China in August 1975.
IT and engineering
After the Cultural Revolution, in March 1978 Lou was admitted to the Computer Science and Engineering Department of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Hubei province. After graduating in February 1982, Lou worked at the 15th Research Institute of the Ministry of Electronics Industry as an assistant engineer until 1985. From 1985 to 1988 he enrolled as a graduate student at the 15th Research Institute, earning a Master's degree in Engineering. Afterwards he continued to work at the 15th Research Institute as an engineer, rising through the ranks to become its director in 1995 and General Manager and President of its affiliated Taiji Computer Corporation. From 1998 to 2003 he returned to study at the Computer Science and Engineering Department of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, earning a Ph.D.
In March 2008 Lou Qinjian was appointed Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology of China, a position he held until 2010.
In August 2010 Lou Qinjian was transferred from the national government to Shaanxi province, where he became a Vice Governor. In December 2012 he was appointed Acting Governor, replacing Zhao Zhengyong, who was promoted to Communist Party Chief of the province. In January 2013 Lou was elected Governor by the Shaanxi Provincial Congress, with specific responsibility for the finance and auditing departments of the provincial government. He has also served as deputy to the 16th, 17th and 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, deputy to the 12th Shaanxi Provincial Congress of the Communist Party of China, and deputy to the 11th Shaanxi Provincial People’s Congress.
|Governor of Shaanxi
December 2012 – present