Huang Lixin
黄莉新
Chairwoman of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
Assumed office
January 2022
Preceded byGe Huijun
Chairwoman of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
In office
January 2018 – January 2022
Preceded byJiang Dingzhi
Succeeded byZhang Yizhen
Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Jiangsu
In office
July 2017 – March 2018
Preceded byWu Zhenglong
Succeeded byRen Zhenhe
Executive Vice Governor of Jiangsu
In office
October 2016 – January 2018
Preceded byLi Yunfeng
Succeeded byFan Jinlong [zh]
Communist Party Secretary of Nanjing
In office
January 25, 2015 – October 12, 2016
DeputyMiao Ruilin (Mayor)
Preceded byYang Weize
Succeeded byWu Zhenglong
Communist Party Secretary of Wuxi
In office
December 2011 – January 2015
DeputyWang Quan [zh]
Preceded byMao Xiaoping
Succeeded byLi Xiaomin
Personal details
BornAugust 1962 (age 59)
Suqian, Jiangsu, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materYangzhou University
Nanjing University
Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Huang Lixin (Chinese: 黄莉新; born August 1962) is a Chinese politician currently serving as chairwoman of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Previously she served as chairwoman of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Huang has been dispatched successively to fill vacancies left by officials accused of corruption: first replacing Mao Xiaoping in Wuxi, then Yang Weize in Nanjing, then Li Yunfeng as executive vice governor. She is the first woman to serve as party chief of Nanjing in history.

Career

Huang was born in Suqian, Jiangsu province. She graduated from the Jiangsu Agricultural College where she studied electromechanical drainage systems. She went on to obtain a graduate degree in Marxist philosophy at Nanjing University. She began working as an office worker at the provincial office for combating droughts. In 1987, she was transferred to the provincial department of water works and began taking on a series of leadership positions, becoming a fully licensed engineer in April 1991. Between 1992 and 1993, she visited poor rural regions to assist on poverty reduction initiatives. By 1996, she became deputy director of the provincial office for combating droughts and floods. In June 1997 she became assistant to the director of the provincial department of water works. In 1998, Huang spent several months taking executive management courses at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to China.[1]

In May 2000, at age 37, she was named provincial director of water works. In February 2003 Huang was promoted to Vice Governor of Jiangsu. In December 2007 she was named to the provincial Party Standing Committee, joining the top echelons of power in Jiangsu province. She also studied as part of a contingent of high-ranking Chinese officials at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2010. In December 2011, Huang was named party chief of Wuxi, one of China's most prosperous cities, after the incumbent Mao Xiaoping was dismissed for corruption. In January 2015, following the investigation and dismissal of then-Nanjing party chief Yang Weize, Huang was named Party Secretary of Nanjing. The party chief position in Nanjing is a sub-provincial-level position with a seat on the provincial Party Standing Committee. In October 2016, she was named Executive Vice Governor of Jiangsu, replacing the disgraced Li Yunfeng – the third time she assumed a position after the incumbent had been dismissed due to corruption.[1]

In July 2017, Huang was named deputy party secretary of Jiangsu province.[2] In January 2018, Huang was named chairwoman of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.[3]

In January 2022, Huang was appointed chairwoman of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.[4]

Huang is an alternate member of the 18th and 19th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China.

References

  1. ^ a b "Career data of Huang Lixin". Ifeng. January 25, 2015.
  2. ^ 救火女将黄莉新获任江苏副书记. Duowei (in Chinese). July 24, 2017.
  3. ^ 黄莉新当选江苏省政协主席. Xinhua (in Chinese). January 29, 2018.
  4. ^ 黄莉新已任浙江省政协党组书记. Beijing News (in Chinese). January 10, 2022. Retrieved January 11, 2022.
Government offices Preceded byZhai Haohui [zh] Head of Jiangsu Provincial Water Resources Department 2000–2003 Succeeded byLü Zhenlin [zh] Preceded byZhang Lianzhen [zh] Vice Governor of Jiangsu 2003–2012 Succeeded byXu Jinrong [zh] Preceded byLi Yunfeng Executive Vice Governor of Jiangsu 2016–2018 Succeeded byFan Jinlong [zh] Party political offices Preceded byMao Xiaoping Communist Party Secretary of Wuxi 2011–2015 Succeeded byLi Xiaomin Preceded byYang Weize Communist Party Secretary of Nanjing 2015–2016 Succeeded byWu Zhenglong Preceded byWu Zhenglong Deputy Party Secretary of Jiangsu 2017–2019 Succeeded byRen Zhenhe Assembly seats Preceded byJiang Dingzhi Chairwoman of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference 2018–2022 Succeeded byZhang Yizhen Preceded byGe Huijun Chairwoman of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference 2022–present Incumbent