Hu Heping
Minister of Culture and Tourism
Assumed office
11 August 2020
Preceded byLuo Shugang
Communist Party Seceretary of Shaanxi
In office
29 October 2017 – 31 July 2020
DeputyLiu Guozhong (Governor)
Preceded byLou Qinjian
Succeeded byLiu Guozhong
Governor of Shaanxi
In office
1 April 2016 – 4 January 2018
Preceded byLou Qinjian
Succeeded byLiu Guozhong
Personal details
Born (1962-10-24) 24 October 1962 (age 58)
Linyi, Shandong, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materTsinghua University

Hu Heping (Chinese: 胡和平; pinyin: Hú Hépíng; born 24 October 1962) is a Chinese politician and the current Communist Party Secretary of Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Previously, he served as the governor and party chief of Shaanxi province, Communist Party Secretary of Tsinghua University.


Hu was born in 1962 in Linyi, Shandong province. He graduated with a hydraulic engineering degree from Tsinghua University. He joined the Communist Party while studying at Tsinghua, in June 1982. In 1990 he received a master's of engineering degree. He also worked as an instructor and teaching assistant while becoming involved with the grassroots party organization at the university. In 1992, he entered University of Tokyo to study engineering, by 1995 he had earned his doctorate and then joined the Japanese architecture firm INA.

Hu returned to China in December 1996 and became vice dean of the Department of Hydraulic Engineering at Tsinghua University and the head of the Institute of Water Resources. In 2000, he began overseeing party personnel and human resources at Tsinghua. In 2006, he became executive deputy secretary and vice president of Tsinghua. In December 2008 he was elevated to party chief, the highest position at the university (equivalent in rank to a vice minister of state).

In December 2013, Hu replaced Cai Qi as Organization Department chief of the Zhejiang provincial party committee, making his first foray into regional politics; Hu also earned a Shengwei Changwei seat.[1] In April 2015 he was made deputy party chief of Shaanxi.[2] On 1 April 2016, Hu was promoted to Acting Governor of Shaanxi, succeeding Lou Qinjian. At the time of his appointment as governor, he had just over two years of experience in regional politics. He was confirmed as Governor on 27 April.[3] Analysts suggested the Hu's promotion took the "fast lane."[4] On 29 October 2017, he was elevated to Communist Party Chief of Shaanxi, again succeeding Lou.[5] In July 2020, he was appointed to be the party secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism which succeeded his former position in Shannxi.[6]

Hu is a full member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. Previously, he was an alternate member of the 18th Central Committee.[7]


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Government offices Preceded byLou Qinjian Governor of Shaanxi Province2016–2018 Succeeded byLiu Guozhong Party political offices Preceded byLou Qinjian Communist Party Secretary of Shaanxi province2017– 2020 Succeeded byLiu Guozhong Preceded bySun Qingyun Deputy Party Secretary of Shaanxi province2015–2016 Succeeded byMao Wanchun Preceded byCai Qi Head of the Organization Department of Zhejiang province2013–2015 Succeeded byLiao Guoxun Preceded byChen Xi Communist Party Secretary of Tsinghua University2008–2013 Succeeded byChen Xu