Liu Hui (politician)

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Liu Hui
Chairwoman of Ningxia
In office
March 2013 – July 2016
Preceded by Wang Zhengwei
Succeeded by Xian Hui
Personal details
Born December 1959 (age 57)
Nationality Hui Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Yinchuan Normal College
Central Party School

Liu Hui (Chinese: ; born December 1959) is a Chinese politician of Hui ethnicity. She served as Chairwoman (Governor) of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region from 2013 to 2016.[1]


Liu Hui is a native of Tianjin. She entered the work force in June 1977, working at a school in Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia.[2][3][4]

From 1979 to 1981 Liu studied Chinese at Yinchuan Normal College (since merged into Ningxia University), and after college taught at Zhangzheng High School in Yinchuan. She joined the Communist Party of China in December 1985.[3][4]

Liu Hui began her government career in 1987, when she became the Deputy Secretary, and later Secretary, of the Communist Youth League (CYL) of Yinchuan. In 1992 Liu became the Deputy Secretary of the CYL of Ningxia Autonomous Region, and was promoted to Secretary in 1995. She held the position until 1998.[3][4]

From 1998 to 2001 Liu served as Deputy Communist Party Chief of Yinnan Prefecture in Ningxia, which later became the prefecture-level city of Wuzhong. In 1999 she was temporarily transferred to Beijing for a brief stint as the Deputy Party Chief of Fengtai District. From 2001 to 2003 Liu served as Director and Party Secretary of the Civil Affairs Bureau of Ningxia.[2][3][4]

In 2003 Liu Hui was appointed Vice Chairwoman of Ningxia, and held the position for 10 years until March 2013, when she was promoted to Acting Chairwoman of Ningxia. She succeeded Wang Zhengwei, who had been appointed the head of China's State Ethnic Affairs Commission. Liu was officially elected by the Ningxia People's Congress as Chairwoman in April 2013.[2][3] Liu was only the fifth woman to serve as the head of a provincial-level government, after Gu Xiulian, Song Xiuyan, Uyunqimg and Li Bin. She was transferred out of her position in 2016, and named a deputy chair of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission.[4]

Liu has been an alternate member of the 17th and the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Keith Zhai; Minnie Chan (21 March 2013). "Provincial chiefs named as a new generation steps up". South China Morning Post. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Liu Hui". China Vitae. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f 刘慧 [Liu Hui] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f 刘慧简历 [Biography of Liu Hui]. People's Daily (in Chinese). Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Wang Zhengwei
Chairman of Ningxia
March 2013 – present
Succeeded by
Xian Hui