Sun Qingyun
Vice-Chairman of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
In office
January 2015 – November 2015
LeaderMa Zhongping (chairman)
Deputy Party Secretary of Shaanxi
In office
May 2012 – March 2015
Preceded byWang Xia
Succeeded byHu Heping
Communist Party Secretary of Xi'an
In office
July 2006 – June 2012
Preceded byYuan Chunqing
Succeeded byWei Minzhou
Mayor of Xi'an
In office
April 2002 – July 2006
Preceded byFeng Xuchu
Succeeded byChen Baogen
Personal details
BornOctober 1954 (age 67)
Ling County, Shandong, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materHarbin Normal University

Sun Qingyun (simplified Chinese: 孙清云; traditional Chinese: 孫清雲; pinyin: Sūn Qīngyún; born October 1954) is a former Chinese politician who spent most of his career in northwest China's Shaanxi province. He has been stripped of his post in November 2015. Through his career he has served as vice-chairman of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Shaanxi, and the Party Secretary of Xi'an.


Sun was born in Ling County, Shandong, in October 1954. At the age of 15, he joined the People's Liberation Army. After military service, he worked in China Youth Daily as an editor and journalist. He entered politics in December 1969, and joined the Communist Party of China in November 1971. Then he worked in General Office of the CPC Heilongjiang Provincial Committee and CPC Shandong Provincial Committee respectively.[1]

He was a secretary in the General Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China between October 1994 to December 1998. Than he was transferred to Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi province, by age 44. He served as vice-mayor of Xi'an in December 1998, and held that office until October 2000, when he was promoted to become deputy party boss. He was deputy party boss, mayor and secretary of the party leadership group of Xi'an from January 2002 to July 2006.[2] In July 2006 he was promoted again to become party boss, the top political position in the city and at vice-ministerial level, he held that position until June 2012.[3] He rose to become deputy party boss of Shaanxi in May 2012, and concurrently served as vice-chairman of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in January 2015.

Sun was a delegate to the 17th and 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and a delegate to the 10th and 12th National People's Congress.[4]


At the beginning of September, 2015, Sun was taken away when his plane landed in Beijing for a conference.[4] In November he was removed from his post by the CPC Shaanxi Provincial Committee and was placed on two-year probation within the Party, having held the consultative position for only nine months; he was demoted to a chuji "non-leading position".[3] Three Shaanxi businessmen, President of Xi'an Aibo Group Zhao Jingbo (赵静波; He is also Sun's relative), President of Shaanxi Horeal Group Co., Ltd. Wang Shichun (王世春) and President of Shaanxi Jinshida Real Estate Co., Ltd Bai Haining (白海宁), who had close relations with Sun Qingyun, were detained by the Communist Party's anti-corruption agency.[1]


  1. ^ a b 陕西政协副主席孙清云被免职 西安多名商人被查. (in Chinese). 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "Eastern Airlines Extends Int'l Routes to W. China". Chinadaily. 2006-01-09.
  3. ^ a b 孙清云被免职传递了哪些反腐新信号?. (in Chinese). 2015-11-13.
  4. ^ a b 陕西省政协副主席孙清云被免职. The Beijing News (in Chinese). 2015-11-13.
Government offices Preceded byFeng Xuchu (冯煦初) Mayor of Xi'an 2002–2006 Succeeded byChen Baogen (陈宝根) Party political offices Preceded byYuan Chunqing Communist Party Secretary of Xi'an 2006–2012 Succeeded byWei Minzhou Preceded byWang Xia Deputy Party Secretary of Shaanxi 2012–2015 Succeeded byHu Heping Assembly seats Preceded byYuan Chunqing Chairman of the Standing Committee of Xi'an Municipal People's Congress 2007–2012 Succeeded byChen Baogen