E Jingping
Minister of Water Resources
In office
19 March 2018 – 28 February 2021
PremierLi Keqiang
Preceded byChen Lei
Succeeded byLi Guoying
Vice-Minister of Water Resources
In office
August 2003 – March 2018
MinisterChen Lei
Personal details
BornJanuary 1956 (age 68)
Laoting County, Hebei, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materNorth China University of Water Resources and Electric Power

E Jingping (Chinese: 鄂竟平; pinyin: È Jìngpíng; born January 1956) is a Chinese engineer and politician who served as Minister of Water Resources from 2018 to 2021.[1]

He was an alternate member of the 18th CCP Central Committee and is a member of the 19th CCP Central Committee.[2][3]

Early life and education

E Jingping was born in Laoting County, Hebei in January 1956. In the heyday of the Cultural Revolution in 1973, his studies was interrupted by the Down to the Countryside Movement, he became a sent-down youth and worked in Baishan Commune of Lishu County, in northeast China's Jilin province. In September 1975, he was accepted to Jilin Hydropower School and graduated in August 1977. In January 1977 he joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). After graduation, he became an official in Jilin Water Conservancy Design Institute, serving in the post until September 1979, when he entered North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power.[4]


After graduating in August 1983, he was assigned to the Ministry of Water Resources, he served in several posts there, including secretary, department chief and director. In June 1994 he was promoted to become director and party branch secretary of Yellow River Conservancy Commission, he remained in that positions until May 2001, when he was appointed secretary general of the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters. In August 2003 he was promoted again to become vice-minister of Water Resources. On March 19, 2018, he was elected minister of Water Resources at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress. He concurrently serving as director of the Office of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project Commission of the State Council and deputy commander of the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters since July 2010.[4][5]


  1. ^ "China's new cabinet members endorsed". China Daily. 19 March 2018.
  2. ^ 十九大受权发布:中国共产党第十九届中央委员会委员名单 (in Chinese). Xinhua. 24 October 2017.
  3. ^ 中央国家机关选举产生186名出席党的十九大代表(名单). Economic Daily (in Chinese). 10 July 2017. Archived from the original on 8 August 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b 鄂竟平出任水利部部长. Economic Daily (in Chinese). 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ 鄂竟平任国务院南水北调办党组书记、主任. gov.cn (in Chinese). 12 August 2010.
Government offices Preceded byChen Lei Minister of Water Resources 2018–2021 Succeeded byLi Guoying