Ismail Tiliwaldi
ئىسمائىل تىلىۋالدى
Vice Chairman of the National People's Congress
In office
March 2008 – March 2013
ChairmanWu Bangguo
Chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
In office
January 2003 – December 2007
Preceded byAbdul'ahat Abdulrixit
Succeeded byNur Bekri
Personal details
BornNovember 1944 (age 79)
Shufu County (Konasheher), Xinjiang, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materXinjiang University
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese司馬義·鐵力瓦爾迪
Simplified Chinese司马义·铁力瓦尔地
Uyghur name
Uyghurئىسمائىل تىلىۋالدى

Ismail Tiliwaldi (Uyghur: ئىسمائىل تىلىۋالدى, Исма'ил Тиливалди; born November 1944) is a retired Chinese politician of Uyghur heritage. He was the chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the head of the Xinjiang government, from 2003 to 2007 ,and Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress from 2008 to 2013.


A Uyghur, Tiliwaldi began working in 1967 and joined the Communist Party of China in May 1973. In 1967, Tiliwaldi graduated from Xinjiang University with a degree in mathematics.[1]

During the Cultural Revolution, Tiliwaldi was sent to the countryside for "re-education". He then served as an interpreter at a local commune's tractor factory. In 1973, he found work in the Organization Department of Shufu County. He studied at the Central Party School in the early 1980s, ostensibly to prepare himself for higher office.

He served deputy chief and chief of the Organization Department for the Kashgar Prefecture, deputy Commissioner (equivalent to mayor) of Kashgar, deputy Party Secretary of Kashgar, Commissioner of Kashgar.

Beginning in 1993, Tiliwaldi served as the secretary-general for the Xinjiang Autonomous Regional Government, deputy Political Commissar of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps of the Army. In 1998, Tiliwaldi entered the Regional Party Standing Committee of Xinjiang and become and deputy secretary of the Xinjiang regional Political and Legal Affairs Commission.

In January 2003, he was elected as chairman of the Xinjiang region at the first session of the tenth Xinjiang People's Congress.

He was an alternate member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and a full member of the 17th Central Committee.


  1. ^ "司马义·铁力瓦尔地简历". Xinhua. Archived from the original on 2015-10-20.
Government offices Preceded byAbdul'ahat Abdulrixit Chairman of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region 2003–2007 Succeeded byNur Bekri