You Quan

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You Quan
尤权
You Quan in 2014.jpg
Head of the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
Assumed office
7 November 2017
Deputy Zhang Yijiong
General secretary Xi Jinping
Preceded by Sun Chunlan
Communist Party Secretary of Fujian
In office
December 2012 – October 2017
Preceded by Sun Chunlan
Succeeded by Yu Weiguo
Chairman of the State Electricity Regulatory Commission
In office
December 2006 – April 2008
Preceded by Chai Songyue
Succeeded by Wang Xudong
Personal details
Born January 1954 (age 64)
Beijing
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China

You Quan (Chinese: ; born January 1954) is a Chinese politician and a current Secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China. He was the Communist Party Secretary of Fujian province and Chairman of Fujian People's Congress.[1] He was born in Beijing, but by Chinese convention he is considered a native of his ancestral home Lulong County, Hebei province. He has a master's degree in Economics.[2]

Career[edit]

You Quan entered the work force in September 1969, and joined the Communist Party of China in March 1973. Starting in June 1995 he worked in the State Council of China, rising through the ranks to become Chairman of the State Electricity Regulatory Commission in December 2006. In March 2008, he became a Deputy Secretary-General of the State Council, a minister-level post, working under Ma Kai.[1]

In December 2012, You Quan was appointed the Communist Party Chief of coastal Fujian province, succeeding Sun Chunlan who was transferred to Tianjin municipality. In February 2013, he acquired the additional position as Chairman of Fujian People's Congress.[1]

In 2017, You Quan was elevated to the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China, and he took on the Head of the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee[3]. You Quan was an alternate member of the 17th Central Committee, and is a full member of the 18th and 19th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 尤权同志主要简历 [Biography of You Quan]. China Daily (in Chinese). 2013-02-02. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  2. ^ 尤权简历 [Biography of You Quan]. Sina (in Chinese). 2012-12-10. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  3. ^ "统战部部长尤权:新时代为统一战线施展才能创造更大舞台". 搜狐. 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Sun Chunlan
Head of the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
November 2017–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Sun Chunlan
Communist Party Chief of Fujian
December 2012 – October 2017
Succeeded by
Yu Weiguo
Government offices
Preceded by
Chai Songyue
Chairman of the State Electricity Regulatory Commission
December 2006 – April 2008
Succeeded by
Wang Xudong