Shen Yiqin

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Shen Yiqin
Governor of Guizhou
Assumed office
September 2017
Preceded bySun Zhigang
Personal details
BornDecember 1959 (age 59)
Zhijin County, Guizhou
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materGuizhou University

Shen Yiqin (Chinese: 谌贻琴; pinyin: Shèn Yìqín; born December 1959) is a Chinese politician of Bai ethnic heritage serving since September 2017 as the Governor of Guizhou, a province in southwestern China. She is the first female Governor of Guizhou in history.


Shen was born in Zhijin County, Guizhou. Shen belonged to a group of sent-down youth in the latter years of the Cultural Revolution. After the Cultural Revolution ended, she began studying history at Guizhou University. After graduating, she was sent to work for the provincial party school in Guizhou as a lecturer. She later became a human resources manager there. In 1998, she became vice president of the Guizhou party school. In 1999 she became Vice Chair of the Guizhou Social Sciences Academic Association.

In December 2001, Shen became deputy party chief of Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, then deputy party chief and head commissioner (mayor) of Tongren.[1] In April 2007, Shen became a member of the provincial Party Standing Committee of Guizhou and head of the provincial party propaganda department.[2] In May 2012, she was named Executive Vice Governor of Guizhou.[3] In April 2015 she became Deputy Party Secretary of Guizhou and Secretary of Political and Legal Affairs Commission (Zhengfawei) of Guizhou.[4] At the time of her appointment to the deputy party chief position, she became the second sitting female zhuanzhi deputy party secretary in the country, and the only female provincial Zhengfawei chief in the country.[5]

In September 2017, Shen was appointed as the acting Governor of Guizhou. Shen Yiqin is the first female Governor of Guizhou, the first Governor of Bai ethnic heritage, and the first Governor to have been born in province since 1993.[6]

Shen is an alternate member of the 17th and the 18th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China, and a full member of the 19th Central Committee.


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  3. ^ "十一届人大常委会二十八次会议闭幕 谌贻琴当选副省长". 贵网. Archived from the original on 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  4. ^ "贵州省委副书记谌贻琴兼任政法委书记 秦如培不再担任". 中国经济网. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  5. ^ "谌贻琴履新贵州成中国首位女政法书记". Powerapple. April 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "中国第三位女省长将诞生 还是当地第一位白族省长". 政知圈. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
Government offices
Preceded by
Sun Zhigang
Governor of Guizhou