Li Xueyong

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Li Xueyong
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Governor of Jiangsu
In office
December 2010 – November 2015
Preceded by Luo Zhijun
Succeeded by Shi Taifeng
President of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee
In office
Leader Thomas Bach
Preceded by Ng Ser Miang
Succeeded by TBD
Personal details
Born September 1950 (age 66–67)
Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Li Xueyong (simplified Chinese: 李学勇; traditional Chinese: 李學勇; pinyin: Lǐ Xuéyǒng; born September 1950) is a Chinese politician. He served as Governor of Jiangsu Province from 2010 to 2015. An academic-turned-politician, Li served for many years in the Ministry of Science and Technology.[1]


Li was born in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. In 1968, he began working for the Heilongjiang Production and Construction Corps as a soldier and labourer. He joined the Communist Party of China in March 1974, in the latter stages of the Cultural Revolution. In 1977, he became a factory worker at a pharmaceutical plant in Beijing.[2]

After the Cultural Revolution, he attended Beijing University of Chemical Technology, where he studied polymers. He stayed at his alma mater after graduation to become an instructor. In 1984 he joined the National Science Commission, where he began to climb through the organization's administrative ranks.[2] He worked at the commission until September 1995 when he was transferred to Xi'an to serve as vice mayor. In March 1998 he became Vice Minister of Science and Technology. In April 2007 he was promoted to party branch secretary. Because the ministry at the time was not headed by a member of the Communist Party, Li's position as party branch chief made him a minister-level official.[3]

On December 7, 2010, he was named acting governor of Jiangsu province, confirmed on February 14, 2011. He retired in November 2015 due to mandated retirement rules, which called for the retirement of all provincial-ministerial level officials at age 65; he was succeeded by Shi Taifeng. After retiring from 'frontline' politics, he joined the National People's Congress Financial and Economic Affairs Committee as a deputy chair.[4]

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


  1. ^ "Biography of Li Xueyong". China Vitae. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "李学勇提请辞去江苏省长,石泰峰获副省长、代理省长提名". November 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "全国人大代表信息-李学勇". 全国人大网. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  4. ^ "李学勇任全国人大财经委副主任委员,此前请辞江苏省长职务". 澎湃新闻. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
Government offices
Luo Zhijun
Governor of Jiangsu
Succeeded by
Shi Taifeng
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Singapore Ng Ser Miang
President of Organizing Committee for Summer Youth Olympic Games
Succeeded by
To Be Announced