Chen Kuiyuan
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Chen Kuiyuan (simplified Chinese: 陈奎元; traditional Chinese: 陳奎元; pinyin: Chén Kuíyuán; born January 1941) is a former Chinese politician. In a lengthy public career, Chen served variously as the vice chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC),[1] the president and the Chinese Communist Party Committee Secretary of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and CCP Committee Secretary of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Henan. He retired in 2013.


Born in Kangping, Liaoning Province, Chen graduated from Inner Mongolia Normal College, majoring political education. He joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in May 1965. After graduation in 1964, Chen was assigned to work in the CCP party school in Hulunbuir of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. He later served in various posts in Hulunbuir and eventually became the Party chief of local CCP committee. In 1989, Chen became a standing member of CCP Inner Mongolia committee, and the secretary of commission for higher institutions of the autonomous region. In 1991, he was elevated to the vice chairman of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In January 1992, Chen was transferred to Tibet Autonomous Region and became the Chinese Communist Party Deputy Committee Secretary. In November of that year, Chen succeeded Hu Jintao as the secretary of CCP Tibet committee, essentially the top official of Tibet.[citation needed]

After 8 years tenure in Tibet, Chen was transferred to Henan Province in 2000, and served as secretary of CCP Henan committee. In January 2003, Chen was appointed as the president and leader of Party group of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In March of the same year, he was elected the vice chairman of 10th CPPCC, and was re-elected in March 2008.[citation needed]

Chen was a member of 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Biography of Chen Kuiyuan". China Vitae. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
Party political offices Preceded byHu Jintao Secretary of the CPC Tibet Committee 1992–2000 Succeeded byGuo Jinlong Preceded byMa Zhongchen Secretary of the CPC Henan Committee 2000–2002 Succeeded byLi Keqiang Academic offices Preceded byLi Tieying President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 2003–2013 Succeeded byWang Weiguang