Uyunqimg

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Uyunqimg
乌云其木格
Chairwoman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
In office
August 2000 – April 2003
Acting until February 2001
Preceded by Yun Bulong
Succeeded by Yang Jing
Personal details
Born December 1942
Beipiao County, Liaoning
Citizenship People's Republic of China
Political party Communist Party of China

Uyunqimg (Mongolian: Oyunchimeg;[1] Chinese: 乌云其木格; pinyin: Wūyúnqímùgé born December 1942) is a retired Chinese politician of Mongol ethnic ancestry. Between 2008 and 2013 she served as a Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the national legislature. Between 2000 and 2003 Uyunqimg served as Chairwoman of Inner Mongolia. She is the highest ranked woman of ethnic minority background to have served in the Chinese government in the history of the People's Republic.

Biography[edit]

Originally from Beipiao County, Liaoning, she entered the workforce in August 1964, and became a member of the Communist Party of China in July 1966. She graduated from the Inner Mongolia Party School.

Uyunqimg rose to prominence politically in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In August 2000 she became the Vice party chief of the Inner Mongolian CPC Committee, and the Vice Chairman and Acting Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. From 2001 to April 2003, she served as the Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. At the 2003 National People's Congress session held in March, she became a Vice-Chair of its Standing Committee, the body which acts as a day-to-day legislative body when the NPC is not in session.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cyrillic spelling (as used in Outer Mongolia) would be Оюунчимэг.
Political offices
Preceded by
Yun Bulong
Chairman of Inner Mongolia
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Yang Jing