Wang Anshun

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Wang Anshun
Mayor of Beijing
In office
25 July 2012 – 31 October 2016
Acting until 28 January 2013
Preceded by Guo Jinlong
Succeeded by Cai Qi
Personal details
Born December 1957 (age 59)
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater China University of Geosciences
Nankai University

Wang Anshun (Chinese: 王安顺; born December 1957) is a Chinese politician who served as Mayor of Beijing between 2012 and 2016, the 15th person to hold the office under Communist Party rule.[1] Wang began his career in geological exploration, then made the transition into politics, serving in Gansu, Shanghai, and Beijing through his career.


Wang was born in Huixian, Henan Province, in 1957. He attended the Wuhan campus of the China University of Geosciences. Wang Anshun joined the Communist Party of China in March 1984. He worked in the petroleum industry and was in charge of oil exploration in northeastern Jilin Province. Wang also obtained a master's degree in economics from Nankai University.[2]

From July 1999 to September 2001, Wang worked in the Communist Party Committee of Gansu Province as head of the provincial organization department. Wang was transferred to Shanghai in September 2001, and, in April 2003, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Party Secretary of Shanghai. In March 2007, he was transferred to the same position in Beijing, and, in January 2011, he additionally became chairman of the People's Political Consultative Conference of Beijing.[3]

In July 2012, Wang's predecessor Guo Jinlong resigned from his position as Mayor of Beijing, and Wang Anshun was appointed mayor in his place.[1] It is not clear how Wang won favour over the years to take on what was evidently the most important mayoralty in China; Wang Qishan and Liu Qi had both held the position, prior to their ascendancy to the Politburo. Initially, Chinese-language media speculated that Wang's candidacy was advocated by Wen Jiabao, with whom Wang shared a background in geology. Wang, who was a relatively youthful 55 at the time of his appointment, seemed destined for the coveted Beijing party chief position.[4]

On 28 January 2013, he was duly elected Mayor of Beijing by the Municipal People's Congress.[5] Wang's term lasted just over four years, during which assisted in Beijing's successful bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. On 30 October 2016, Wang resigned as mayor of Beijing, revealing that he was being transferred to another position. Wang was succeeded by Cai Qi, an ally of Xi Jinping. Wang was transferred to the Development Research Center of the State Council.[6]

Wang was an alternate member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and a member of the 18th Central Committee.


  1. ^ a b 郭金龙辞去北京市长职务 王安顺任代市长. Phoenix News (in Chinese). 25 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  2. ^ 王安顺同志简历 [Biography of Wang Anshun] (in Chinese). People's Daily. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ 北京政协十一届四次会议闭幕 王安顺当选政协主席. Xinhua (in Chinese). 19 January 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "北京候任市长王安顺背景分析". Duowei. 
  5. ^ 杜德印当选北京市人大常委会主任 王安顺当选市长 (in Chinese). Central Government of China. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "国安委副主任蔡奇确定出任北京市长". Duowei. 30 October 2016. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Guo Jinlong
Mayor of Beijing
Succeeded by
Cai Qi
Preceded by
Yang Anjiang
Chairman of the Beijing People's Political Consultative Conference
Succeeded by
Ji Lin