Tan Qiwei
Vice-Chairman of Chongqing People's Congress
In office
January 2013 – May 2014
ChairmanZhang Xuan (张轩)
Vice Mayor of Chongqing
In office
March 2006 – January 2013
LeaderHuang Qifan (mayor)
Communist Party Secretary of Nan'an District
In office
December 2001 – March 2006
Succeeded byZhang Ji (张季)
Communist Party Secretary of Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County
In office
September 1989 – November 1991
Magistrate of Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County
In office
July 1985 – September 1989
Personal details
BornAugust 1954 (age 67)
Shizhu County, Chongqing, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China (1973–2014; expelled)
Alma materChongqing Party School of the Communist Party of China
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Tan Qiwei (Chinese: 谭栖伟; born August 1954) is a former Chinese politician of Tujia ethnic heritage.[1][2] He was the Vice Mayor of Chongqing, then the Vice Chairman of the Chongqing People's Congress. He was dismissed from office in May 2014 and placed under investigation by the Communist Party's anti-corruption body.[3]

Early life and education

Tan was born and raised in Shizhu County, Chongqing, where he graduated from Chongqing Party School of the Communist Party of China.


Tan joined the workforce in March 1973 and joined the Communist Party of China in November 1973.

During the Cultural Revolution, Tan worked as a sent-down youth in his hometown.

In July 1985, he was appointed the CPC County Committee Vice-Secretary and County Governor of Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County, he remained in that position until September 1989, when he was transferred to Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County and appointed the CPC County Committee Secretary.

From November 1991 to March 1997, Tan worked in Qianjiang District of Chongqing as an officer. Then he was transferred to Nan'an District as the District Mayor and CPC Vice-Secretary, he became the CPC Party Secretary in December 2001, and served until March 2006.

In March 2006 he was promoted to become the Vice Mayor of Chongqing, a position he held until January 2013, he took charge of the project Three Gorges Dam.[4][5][6] In January 2013, Tan was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of Chongqing People's Congress.


On May 3, 2014, Tan was being investigated by the Party's internal disciplinary body for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[7][8] Tan was removed from office in September 2014, and expelled from the Communist Party of China.[9]

On January 7, 2016, Tan was sentenced to 12-year jail and confiscate personal property worth 1 million yuan (~$154,000) for taking bribes worth 11 million yuan by the court.[10]


  1. ^ "Notice No.30 Vice Mayor Tan Qiwei of Chongqing takes interview". National People's Congress. 2011-03-10.
  2. ^ "Collection of RMB 5 Billion Overseas Fund in 3 Years for Developing Chongqing Tourism". 2012-04-01.
  3. ^ "Domestic Tourism Trade Fair 2009 Successfully Concluded". chinatourism.ch. 15 April 2009.
  4. ^ 重庆人大常委会副主任被查 或因三峡移民工作 (in Chinese). 163.COM. 2014-05-04.
  5. ^ 重庆人大副主任谭栖伟系今年第7位落马省部级地方官. people.com.cn (in Chinese). 2014-05-04.
  6. ^ 重庆人大副主任谭栖伟被调查 上月曾密集亮相. qq.com (in Chinese). 2014-05-04.
  7. ^ "Tan Qiwei, Vice Director of Standing Committee of Chongqing Municipal People's Congress, under investigation for violation of laws". 2014-05-03.
  8. ^ "Chongqing People's Congress deputy director Tan Qiwei checked suspected serious violation of law was the deputy mayor of Chongqing Municipal Government". 2014-05-04.
  9. ^ 重庆市人大常委会原副主任谭栖伟被"双开". CDIC (in Chinese). 2014-09-15.
  10. ^ 重庆市人大原副主任谭栖伟受贿1143万获刑12年. Chinacourt.org (in Chinese). January 7, 2016.