Li Guoying
Minister of Water Resources
Assumed office
February 28, 2021
PremierLi Keqiang
Li Qiang
Preceded byE Jingping
Governor of Anhui
In office
September 1, 2016 – February 1, 2021
Preceded byLi Jinbin
Succeeded byWang Qingxian
Personal details
BornDecember 1963 (age 60)
Yuzhou, Henan, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materNorth China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Li Guoying (Chinese: 李国英; born December 1963) is a Chinese politician, currently serving as the minister of water resources. He was previously the governor of Anhui province. A hydraulic engineer by profession, Li worked in his early career as a technician and administrator in the national ministry of water works, the Yellow River Commission, and in Heilongjiang province. He was transferred to Anhui in 2015 to serve as deputy party chief before becoming acting governor in 2016.


He was born in Yuzhou, Henan province. He studied hydroelectric power generation and engineering at North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power in Zhengzhou and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1984. He also had a graduate degree in philosophy from the Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party, then a doctorate from Northeast Normal University in environmental science.[citation needed]

After graduating university, Li worked for the Yellow River commission of the Ministry of Water Works as a survey technician for the planning and research department. He spent most of his career in the water works system, as the assistant to the chief engineer, then the deputy director of the Yellow River commission, then chief engineer of the national Ministry of Waterworks. He was then transferred in May 1999 to head the department of water works in Heilongjiang.[1]

In March 2011, he was named Vice Minister of Water Works and chairman of the Yellow River Commission; he stayed on the post until August 2015, when he was named deputy party chief of Anhui. He was then elevated to acting governor a year later, on September 1, 2016.[citation needed] His elevation confirmed trends that the senior Communist Party leadership was again showing preference for engineering and technical backgrounds over lifelong apparatchiks. At the time of his appointment Li, 52, was the second youngest governor in China. He was confirmed as governor in a legislative session on January 21, 2017.[2]

Li was an alternate member of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and was a full member of the 19th Central Committee.[citation needed]


  1. ^ 矫勇任水利部党组副书记 李国英调任副部长. Tencent. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  2. ^ 水利部副部长李国英任安徽省委副书记
Government offices Preceded byZhu Erming Chief Engineer of the Ministry of Water Resources 1998–1999 Succeeded byGao Anze Preceded byFeng Zhaoying Head of Heilongjiang Provincial Water Resources Department 1999–2001 Succeeded byXiao You Preceded byE Jingping Director of Yellow River Conservancy Commission 2001–2011 Succeeded byChen Xiaojiang Preceded byLi Jinbin Governor of Anhui 2016–2021 Succeeded byWang Qingxian Preceded byE Jingping Minister of Water Resources 2021–present Incumbent Party political offices Preceded byLi Jinbin Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Anhui 2015–2016 Succeeded byXin Changxing