Shi Taifeng
石泰峰
President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Assumed office
May 2022
Preceded byXie Fuzhan
Communist Party Secretary of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
In office
October 2019 – April 2022
Preceded byLi Jiheng
Succeeded bySun Shaocheng
Communist Party Secretary of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
In office
April 2017 – October 2019
Preceded byLi Jianhua
Succeeded byChen Run'er
Governor of Jiangsu
In office
December 2015 – April 2017
Preceded byLi Xueyong
Succeeded byWu Zhenglong
Personal details
BornSeptember 1956 (age 65)
Yushe County, Shanxi, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materPeking University

Shi Taifeng (Chinese: 石泰峰; pinyin: Shí Taìfēng; born September 1956) is a Chinese politician currently serving as the President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He previously served as the Communist Party Secretary of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region between 2019 and 2022. Originally from Shanxi province, Shi spent part of his career at the Central Party School. He has also served as the Communist Party Secretary of Suzhou, the Deputy Party Secretary and the Governor of Jiangsu province. Later he served as the Communist Party Secretary of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Biography

Shi Taifeng was born in Yushe County, Shanxi, in 1956. During the Cultural Revolution he was a sent-down youth in his home county, performing manual labour. He then studied machinery at a local college before entering the work force as a factory worker. Following the resumption of the National College Entrance Exams, Shi was admitted to Peking University and obtained a master's degree in law. He was classmates with Li Keqiang, who later became Premier. After graduation, he served as a political instructor at the Central Party School.[1]

He worked as the deputy party chief of Jin County, Hebei, before joining the research office of the Central Party School, then heading the Organization Department of the school. He spent about a year studying abroad at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. In July 2001, Shi was named vice president of the Central Party School.[2]

In 2008, Shi became a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, a member of the Law Committee of the NPC. In September 2010 he joined the provincial Party Standing Committee and became head of the Organization Department of the Jiangsu party organization. He subsequently was elevated to deputy party chief of Jiangsu province. In June 2014 he began serving concurrently as the party chief of Suzhou, an important city on the Yangtze River Delta and an area of high concentration for manufacturing and foreign investment. During this time it was said that Shi honed his credentials as 'first-in-charge' of a major city, in preparation for his taking higher office.[3] In December 2015, after a series of consultative meetings, Shi Taifeng was elevated to acting Governor of Jiangsu province, replacing Li Xueyong, who retired due to age. He was duly confirmed as governor by a full session of the provincial People's Congress on January 28, 2016.[1] In April 2017, Shi appointed as the Communist Party Secretary of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.[4][5]

In October 2019, Shi was appointed as the Communist Party Secretary of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.[6][7] In May 2022, he was appointed as the president and party secretary of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, succeeding Xie Fuzhan.[8]

Shi is an alternate member of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "石泰峰调任江苏省副省长代理省长". December 4, 2015.
  2. ^ 江苏省委副书记石泰峰任苏州市委书记, CE.CN, 2014年6月23日
  3. ^ 江苏省委副书记石泰峰兼任苏州市委书记, People.com
  4. ^ "石泰峰任宁夏回族自治区党委书记,李建华另有任用". thepaper.cn. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  5. ^ "Shi Taifeng appointed Ningxia Party chief". Xinhua. April 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "内蒙古自治区党委主要负责同志职务调整 石泰峰任内蒙古自治区党委书记". Xinhua. 2019-10-25. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  7. ^ William Zheng (26 October 2019). "Legal scholar takes over as Inner Mongolia chief as Chinese Communists prepare for gathering of party elite". South China Morning Post.
  8. ^ "内蒙古自治区党委主要负责同志职务调整-新华网". www.news.cn. Retrieved 2022-04-30.
  9. ^ "中国共产党第十八届中央委员会候补委员名单". Xinhuanet. Retrieved 2012-11-15.
Government offices Preceded byLi Xueyg Governor of Jiangsu 2015–2017 Succeeded byWu Zhenglong Party political offices Preceded byLi Jiheng Communist Party Secretary of Inner Mongolia 2019–2022 Succeeded bySun Shaocheng Preceded byLi Jianhua Communist Party Secretary of Ningxia 2017–2019 Succeeded byChen Run'er Preceded byJiang Hongkun Communist Party Secretary of Suzhou 2014–2016 Succeeded byZhou Naixiang Preceded byZhu Shanlu Deputy Party Secretary of Jiangsu 2011–2015 Succeeded byWu Zhenglong Academic offices Preceded byXie Fuzhan President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 2022– Incumbent