|Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China|
|Assumed office |
19 March 2018
|Director of the Office of the Central Financial and Economic Affairs Commission|
|Assumed office |
20 March 2013
|General secretary||Xi Jinping|
|Preceded by||Zhu Zhixin|
|Born||25 January 1952|
|Political party||Chinese Communist Party (1976–present)|
|Alma mater||Renmin University (BS, MS)|
Harvard University (MPA)
Liu He (simplified Chinese: 刘鹤; traditional Chinese: 劉鶴; pinyin: Liú Hè; lit. 'Liu Crane'; born 25 January 1952) is a Chinese economist and politician, a former member of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party and one of the Vice Premiers of the People's Republic of China. Liu is also the director of the Office serving the Central Financial and Economic Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP); the latter headed by CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping. He was named vice-premier on 19 March 2018 and is heading the Financial Stability and Development Committee.
Liu attended Beijing 101 Middle School for middle and high school. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Economics and Management from Renmin University of China in 1983 and a Master of Science in Industrial Economics in 1986. He was a visiting scholar at Seton Hall University School of Business from 1992 to 1993. He received a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School in 1995.
He has published widely on macroeconomics, Chinese industrial and economic development policy, new economic theory and the information industry. He worked successively for the National Planning Commission, the State Information Center, and the Development Research Center of the State Council.
Beginning in 2013, Liu began advising General Secretary Xi Jinping on a series of economic initiatives and was believed to be one of the primary architects of Chinese economic policy at the time. He was also a member of the CCP 18th Central Committee. Liu gave a keynote address to the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos.
At the CCP 19th National Congress in October 2017, Liu was promoted to the CCP Politburo. In March 2018, Liu He was appointed as a Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China. In May 2018, Liu He was also appointed top trade negotiator for the China–United States trade war. In early October 2019, Liu He negotiated with his US counterparts on a preliminary trade deal.
He is the head of the Financial Stability and Development Committee, and has been one of the key officials in the crackdown on Ant Group.
He has been described as "one of the technocrats that Xi Jinping trusts a great deal".
He is the father of Liu Tianran, chair of Tianyi Ziteng Asset Management (alternatively known as Skycus Capital).