|6th Minister of State Security|
|Assumed office |
30 October 2022
|Preceded by||Chen Wenqing|
|Secretary General of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission|
March 2018 – March 2023
|General Secretary||Xi Jinping|
|Preceded by||Wang Yongqing|
|Succeeded by||Yin Bai|
|Born||1 September 1959|
Taishun County, Zhejiang, China
|Political party||Chinese Communist Party|
|Education||Lishui Teacher's College|
Zhejiang Provincial Party School
Chen Yixin (Chinese: 陈一新; born 1 September 1959) is a Chinese politician who is the current Minister of State Security and the former secretary-general of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party from 2018 to 2023. He has led the Ministry of State Security (MSS) since 2022.
Chen was born in Taishun County, Zhejiang. He graduated with a degree in physics from Lishui Teacher's College (now Lishui University), where he served as a leader in the school's Communist Youth League.
He has served as deputy Secretary-General of Zhejiang Party Committee. In 2012 he became party secretary of Jinhua. On 3 January 2013, he became Communist Party Secretary of Wenzhou, a post which he served until 1 December 2015. Between December 2014 and December 2015, Chen was also a member of the Zhejiang Communist Party Standing Committee.
Chen later became the deputy director of the Office of the Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms in 2015 until 2016. On 26 June 2017, Chen was appointed as the Communist Party Secretary of Wuhan, a position he held until 20 March 2018, as well as deputy party secretary of Hubei.
In March 2018, Chen Yixin succeeded Wang Yongqing as the Secretary-General of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission.
In 2020, Chen was announced to be leading efforts related to the 2019-20 coronavirus epidemic.
In 2022, Chen was tapped to lead the Ministry of State Security.
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