Li Bin (politician)

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

Li Bin (Chinese: 李斌; pinyin: Lǐ Bīn; born October 1954) is a Chinese politician of Manchu descent from Fushun, in Liaoning province. She is currently the Chair of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (cabinet minister-level).

She graduated from Jilin University with a degree in economics, and went on to receive her doctorate and conduct research in the same field. Li is a member of the Communist Party of China. She was chairperson and party secretary of the National Population and Family Planning Commission (2008–2011).[1] She became vice- and acting governor of Anhui province in 2011, and was Governor of the province from February 2012 to March 2013. She is only the fourth woman to assume the Governorship of a provincial level division in China, following Gu Xiulian, Uyunqimg and Song Xiuyan.

After graduating from Jilin University, Li continued to work in Jilin province. During her thirty years working in the province, Li worked in a variety of roles, including as deputy governor. In August 2007, she became the deputy chairperson and party secretary of the National Population and Family Planning Commission. She was promoted to Chairperson in March 2008.[1]

At the first plenary session of the 12th National People's Congress in March 2013, she was elected as the first chairperson of the newly formed National Health and Family Planning Commission.[2]

Li is a member of the 17th and 18th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 新华网 (26 February 2009). 国家人口和计划生育委员会主任李斌简历(图) (in Chinese). Sina. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  2. ^ NPC endorses new cabinet lineup