|Communist Party Secretary of Zhejiang|
December 2012 – April 2017
|Deputy||Li Qiang (Governor)
|Preceded by||Zhao Hongzhu|
|Succeeded by||Che Jun|
|Governor of Zhejiang Province|
August 2011 – December 2012
|Party Secretary||Xi Jinping|
|Preceded by||Lü Zushan|
|Succeeded by||Li Qiang|
|Born||December 1952 (age 65)
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
Xia Baolong (Chinese: 夏宝龙; born December 1952) is a Chinese politician. Originally from Tianjin, Xia began his political career in the Communist Youth League. He served as the vice mayor of Tianjin, Governor of Zhejiang, and Communist Party Secretary of Zhejiang. He has a doctoral degree in Economics.
Xia Baolong was born in Tianjin. In his youth, Xia was an elementary and high school teacher in Hebei and Tianjin, and a grassroots level official of the Communist Youth League. He joined the Communist Party of China in November 1973. He went to complete a degree in Chinese at a Hexi District adult-education college (天津市河西区职工大学) in 1980. Later he rose to the positions of Party Secretary and governor of Hexi District, and then Vice Mayor of Tianjin. Between 1999 and 2003 he studied political economics at Peking University.
In November 2003, Xia was transferred to Zhejiang to become a Deputy Party Secretary of the province. Xia served under then-Zhejiang Party Secretary Xi Jinping. In August 2011, he became the acting governor of Zhejiang, succeeding Lü Zushan, and was officially elected as Governor in January 2012. On 18 December 2012, he was promoted to Communist Party Secretary of Zhejiang, the top political office of the province.
In 2014, The New York Times and Chinese-language media reported that Xia allegedly issued orders to remove crosses from the Sanjiang Church in the Wenzhou area. Wenzhou is considered a centre of Christianity in China. Under Xia, Zhejiang hosted the 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou. He also attempted to attract Zhejiang businesspeople from abroad. In April 2017 he became a member of the National People's Congress Environment Protection and Resources Conservation Committee.
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- Johnson, Ian (2014-05-29). "Church-State Clash in China Coalesces Around a Toppled Spire". The New York Times.
- "传夏宝龙直接下令拆毁教堂 五千基督徒守护". Duowei News. 2014-04-02.
|Party political offices|
|Communist Party Secretary of Zhejiang
|Governor of Zhejiang