|13th Minister of Finance|
|Assumed office |
19 March 2018
|Preceded by||Xiao Jie|
|Director of Budgetary Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress|
December 2016 – March 2018
|Born||December 1956 (age 62)|
Raoping County, Guangdong, China
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||Xiamen University|
Central Party School
Liu Kun (simplified Chinese: 刘昆; traditional Chinese: 劉昆; pinyin: Liǘ Kūn; born December 1956) is a Chinese politician and the current Minister of Finance. Previously he served as director of Budgetary Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress, Vice-Minister of Finance, and vice-governor of Guangdong.
Early life and education
Liu was born in Raoping County, Guangdong in December 1956. In June 1973, during the Cultural Revolution, he was forced to work in a factory in Yunxiao County, Fujian instead of going to university. He entered Xiamen University in February 1978, majoring in finance and monetary economics at the School of Economics, where he graduated in February 1982.
Beginning in 1982, he served in various posts in the Office of the Guangdong Provincial Government, where he served as deputy director until December 2001. He joined the Communist Party of China in July 1984. In December 2001 he was promoted to become deputy secretary-general of Guangdong Provincial Government, a department-level position he held until October 2002. He was director of Guangdong Provincial Department of Finance in October 2002, and held that office until July 2010. In July 2010 he was promoted again to become vice-governor of Guangdong, he remained in that position until May 2013, when he was transferred to Beijing and appointed vice-minister of Finance. He became director of Budgetary Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress in December 2016, and served until March 2018. On March 19, 2018, he was elected minister of Finance at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress.
- "China's new cabinet members endorsed". Chinadaily. 2018-03-19.
- 十九大受权发布：中国共产党第十九届中央纪律检查委员会委员名单. xinhuanet (in Chinese). 2017-10-24.
- 广东副省长刘昆调任财政部党组成员 分管国库司等. people.com (in Chinese). 2013-05-22.
- 广东副省长刘昆调任财政部党组成员、副部长(图). Chinanews (in Chinese). 2013-05-22.
- 全国人大常委会预算工委主任刘昆出任财政部部长. ce.cn (in Chinese). 2018-03-19.
- 新任“大管家” 刘昆将如何管好国家的“钱袋子”？. ce.cn (in Chinese). 2018-03-22.
| Minister of Finance