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Wang Kai
Governor of Henan
Assumed office
2 April 2021
Preceded byYin Hong
Communist Party Secretary of Changchun
In office
April 2019 – March 2021
Preceded byWang Junzheng
Personal details
BornJuly 1962 (age 58–59)
Luoyang, Henan, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materShanxi University
Renmin University of China
Wuhan University
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Wang Kai (Chinese: 王凯; born July 1962) is a Chinese politician currently serving as governor of Henan. Previously he served as party chief of Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin province. He entered the workforce in October 1983, and joined the Communist Party of China in December 1984.[1]

Early life and education

Wang was born in Luoyang, Henan, in July 1962. After the resumption of college entrance examination, in 1979, he was admitted to Shanxi University, where he majored in political economics. After university in 1983, he became a teacher at Party School of Jincheng of the Communist Party of China. In September 1988, he entered the Renmin University of China, earning a master's degree in political economics.


In July 1991, he was appointed an official of the Case Room of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the party's agency in charge of anti-corruption efforts. In April 2001, he was transferred to southwest China's Guangxi and appointed vice mayor of Wuzhou. In August 2003, he was appointed head of the Organization Department of Wuzhou Municipal Party Committee and was admitted to member of the standing committee of the Party committee, the city's top authority. In September 2006, he was appointed deputy party chief, concurrently holding the mayor position since February 2008. During that time, he obtained a doctor's degree in economics from Wuhan University in June 2012. In January 2013 he became the deputy party chief of Yulin, rising to party chief the next year.[2] He became a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Guangxi Provincial Committee in November 2016 before being assigned to the similar position in northeast China's Jilin province in March 2017. He also served as head of the Organization Department of CPC Jilin Provincial Committee. In April 2019, he was named party chief of Changchun, replacing Wang Junzheng.[3] In April 2021, he was transferred to his home-province Henan and appointed governor.[4] It would be his first job as "first-in-charge" of a province.[4]


  1. ^ Yue Huairang (岳怀让) (2 April 2021). 二度跨省任职,王凯履新河南省代省长. (in Chinese). Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  2. ^ Yin Yanhong (尹彦宏) (27 January 2014). 王凯任玉林市委书记 金湘军卸任 [Wang Kai appointed party chief of Yulin, replacing Jin Xiangjun]. (in Chinese). Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  3. ^ Shen Yan (沈严) (2 April 2021). 长春原市委书记王凯履新河南省代省长 [Wang Kai, former party chief of Changchun, appointed acting governor of Henan]. (in Chinese). Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b 王凯任河南省代省长 [Wang Kai appointed acting governor of Henan]. (in Chinese). 2 April 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
Government offices
Preceded by
Yu Yuanhui
Mayor of Wuzhou
Succeeded by
Zhu Xueqing [zh]
Preceded by
Han Yuanli
Mayor of Yulin
Succeeded by
Su Haitang
Preceded by
Yin Hong
Governor of Henan
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jin Xiangjun [zh]
Communist Party Secretary of Yulin
Succeeded by
Mu Gongming [zh]
Preceded by
Lin Wu
Head of the Organization Department of CPC Jilin Provincial Committee
Succeeded by
Wang Xiaoping [zh]
Preceded by
Wang Junzheng
Communist Party Secretary of Changchun
Succeeded by