Liu Yongqing

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Liu Yongqing
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Liu Yongqing in 2010
Spouse of the Paramount leader of China
In role
15 November 2002 – 15 November 2012
Preceded by Wang Yeping
Succeeded by Peng Liyuan
Spouse of the President of China
In role
15 March 2003 – 14 March 2013
Preceded by Wang Yeping
Succeeded by Peng Liyuan
Personal details
Born (1940-10-03) 3 October 1940 (age 77)
Spouse(s) Hu Jintao
Children Hu Haifeng
Hu Haiqing
Alma mater Tsinghua University
Liu Yongqing
Traditional Chinese 劉永清
Simplified Chinese 刘永清

Liu Yongqing (born 3 October 1940), is the wife of Hu Jintao, the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People’s Republic of China.

Traditionally, Liu Yongqing’s role would be primarily domestic, but this is fast changing as Chinese leaders travel abroad more. Liu had often accompanied her husband on his official trips to foreign countries and has made personal appearances at charities and cultural institutions all over the world.


Liu, in red, with former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush at the White House in 2006.

Liu Yongqing was born in 1940 in Chongqing. She attended Bashu High School. She met her husband at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Later she went on to work for Beijing city planning committee.

As with her husband, Liu's life and background are not widely known among observers abroad. She received virtually no public attention before Hu Jintao’s presidency. Hu himself has preferred to stay out of the public eye and has tended to avoid publicity during his political career.[1]


Hu Jintao and Liu Yongqing have two grown children – a son named Hu Haifeng and a daughter named Hu Haiqing, both of whom were educated at the Tsinghua University. Haifeng is a businessman. Haiqing was married in 2003, at the age of 33, to Mao Daolin.[2]


  1. ^ Well Traveled – But Not Very Well Known. Kirsty Needham. Sydney Morning Herald
  2. ^ Chinese leader's daughter marries. 3 November 2003. Washington Times.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Wang Yeping
Spouse of the Paramount leader
Succeeded by
Peng Liyuan
Spouse of the President of China