Chen Xuefeng
Communist Party Secretary of Luoyang
In office
July 2013 – January 2016
Preceded byMao Wanchun
Succeeded byLi Ya
Vice Governor of Henan
In office
January 2011 – July 2013
GovernorGuo Gengmao
Personal details
BornSeptember 1958 (age 65)
Kaifeng, Henan, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China (1985–2016; expelled)
Alma materChina University of Mining and Technology

Chen Xuefeng (simplified Chinese: 陈雪枫; traditional Chinese: 陳雪楓; pinyin: Chén Xuěfēng; born September 1958) is a former Chinese politician and mining executive from Henan province. He was investigated by the Communist Party of China's anti-graft agency in January 2016 and expelled from the party a few months later.[1] He served as Communist Party Secretary of Luoyang, the top political position in the city, from July 2013 to January 2016. He was a member of the Henan Provincial Party Standing Committee.[2]

Early career

Chen was born in a rural village in Qi County, Kaifeng, Henan, in September 1958. His mother died when he was just two years old; he was raised by his father and often foraged for food from his neighbours.[3] His family was so poor that they did not have the money to cover the expenses of burial for his deceased mother. Chen's father served in the army for famed general Peng Xuefeng, a famed pre-revolution general of Mao's Red Army. Chen's father named him after General Peng. Chen had outstanding grades in school, eventually earning himself admission to the China University of Mining and Technology shortly after the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. He majored in coal processing.[3]

Chen began working in October 1975, and joined the Communist Party of China in November 1985. In 1982, shortly after graduating, Chen was selected to work in the mines of Yima, Henan. There he rose steadily up its ranks, eventually overseeing the mine's operations. The Yima Coal Bureau was re-organized into the Yimei Group (义煤集团), and Chen served as one of its executives.[3]

From July 2000 to November 2008, he was general manager, president, and party chief of Yongcheng Coal and Electric Power Group Corp (永城煤电). Then he served as president and party chief of Henan Coal Chemical Industry Group Co., Ltd (河南煤业化工集团), and held that office until January 2011. In January 2011 he was promoted to become vice-governor of Henan,[4] he remained in that position until July 2013, when he was transferred to Luoyang and appointed the Communist Party Secretary.[5]


In Luoyang, Chen spearheaded massive projects, many of which were abandoned. Luoyang's Luopu Park was thoroughly revamped but the project was never completed. These projects earned Chen the nickname Chen Yiban (literally, "Chen one half") among locals. However, Chen also contributed to Luoyang's economic development, bringing the city from a laggard in economic growth statistics in the province back to a 9% growth rate by the time he was removed from office.[6]

He was a member of the 11th National People's Congress.


In 2014, his subordinate, then Luoyang vice-mayor Guo Yipin was captured by police after going into hiding as a result of a corruption investigation. Chen was also the subject of reports of misconduct submitted to the authorities, and rumours of his downfall began circulating as early as 2014. On January 15, 2016, Chen was taking part in an economic conference when he was surrounded by investigative personnel and taken away for investigation. The events took place so suddenly that much of the conference's agenda had to be changed following Chen being taken into custody. The investigation was announced by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on January 16, as Chen emerged as the first "tiger" of 2016 in the anti-corruption campaign in China which began after the 18th Party Congress.[7] He was expelled from the Communist Party on June 2, 2016, for violated Eight-point Regulation, membership in private clubs, falsifying age and bribery.[8] Chen was sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes worth 125 million yuan, plundering the public fund worth 5.47 million yuan and abusing of power on May 31, 2017.[9]


  1. ^ "CPC city committee secretary under investigation". Xinhua News. 2016-01-16. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "TIGER II OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS THE LUOYANG MUNICIPAL PARTY COMMITTEE SECRETARY". 2016-01-16. Archived from the original on 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  3. ^ a b c "洛阳书记陈雪枫落马细节:与官员说话时被调查组围住带走". Legal Evening News via Caijing. February 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Vice governor Chen Xuefeng to visit Luoyang an wheel hub factory". 2014-12-29. Archived from the original on 2017-08-13. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  5. ^ 陈雪枫任河南省委常委、洛阳市委书记. CE.CN (in Chinese). 2013-07-03.
  6. ^ 陈雪枫邻居:他常去食堂吃饭 低调朴素像农民. Tencent (in Chinese). 2016-01-16.
  7. ^ 河南省委常委洛阳市委书记陈雪枫涉嫌严重违纪接受组织调查. Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) (in Chinese). 2016-01-16.
  8. ^ "河南省委原常委、洛阳市委原书记陈雪枫严重违纪被开除党籍和公职". 中央纪委监察部网站. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "洛阳市委原书记陈雪枫受贿1.25亿元被判无期". 新浪新聞. 2017-05-31. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
Party political offices Preceded byMao Wanchun Communist Party Secretary of Luoyang 2013–2016 Succeeded byLi Ya