Yi Lianhong
Communist Party Secretary of Zhejiang
Assumed office
7 December 2022
DeputyWang Hao (Governor)
Preceded byYuan Jiajun
Communist Party Secretary of Jiangxi
In office
18 October 2021 – 6 December 2022
DeputyYe Jianchun (Governor)
Preceded byLiu Qi
Succeeded byYin Hong
Chairman of Jiangxi People's Congress
Assumed office
20 January 2022
Preceded byLiu Qi
Governor of Jiangxi
In office
August 2018 – August 2021
Party SecretaryLiu Qi
Preceded byLiu Qi
Succeeded byYe Jianchun
Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Liaoning
In office
May 2018 – July 2018
Party SecretaryChen Qiufa
Preceded byWang Menghui
Succeeded byZhou Bo
Personal details
BornSeptember 1959 (age 64)
Lianyuan, Hunan, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materHunan Normal University
Shaanxi Normal University
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Yi Lianhong (Chinese: 易炼红; born September 1959) is a Chinese politician, and the current Communist Party Secretary of Zhejiang. Originally from Hunan province, Yi rose through the ranks as an academic at the provincial party school; he later served as party secretary of Yueyang and party secretary of Changsha, before being transferred to Shenyang.


Yi Lianhong was born in Lianyuan County, Hunan province. He began to work in August 1976 as a rusticated youth performing manual labor in Guihua township. Following the Cultural Revolution, Yi attended Hunan Normal University and graduated in 1982 with a degree in political economics. In July 1982, he became an instructor at the Zhaoyang Basic College (邵阳基础大学). After a few years of teaching, he went on to graduate school at the Shaanxi Normal University to continue studying political economics. He joined the Chinese Communist Party in June 1985.

After receiving his master's degree in 1987, Yi was assigned to work at the Hunan Party School, where he taught economics. In 1990, he worked for a chemical factory in Zhuzhou as an administrator. In January 1992, he joined the science and technology research office at the Hunan Party School. In September 1994, he became assistant to the president of the party school. In September 1995 he was promoted to vice president of the party school. In July 2000, he was promoted again to executive vice president (prefecture-level, zhengtingji, 正厅级).

In May 2004, Yi was named party chief of Yueyang, his first foray into a regional leadership role. In November 2011, he was admitted to the Hunan provincial party standing committee, and a month later took on the office of the secretary-general.[1][2]

In May 2013, Yi was named party chief of Changsha. In July 2017, he was transferred to Shenyang to become party chief there; it was the first cross-provincial transfer of Yi's career.[3] In May 2018 he was named deputy party chief of Liaoning.

After only serving two months as deputy party chief of Liaoning, Yi was named deputy party chief of Jiangxi in August 2018,[4] and he was appointed as the acting Governor in August 2018.[5] On 18 October 2021, he was promoted to Communist Party Secretary of Jiangxi, the top political position in the province.[6] On 20 January 2022, he took office as chairman of Jiangxi People's Congress.[7]

In December 2022, he was appointed Communist Party Secretary of Zhejiang, replacing Yuan Jiajun.

Yi has authored a number of works on economics, agriculture, and his tenure in Yueyang.


  1. ^ 易炼红同志简历. 12 June 2007.
  2. ^ Yi Lianhong
  3. ^ 易炼红兼任长沙市委书记 陈润儿不再兼任. ce.cn. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  4. ^ 易炼红履新江西副书记. Lianhe Zaobao. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  5. ^ 易炼红任江西省代省长(图/简历). Guancha.cn. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  6. ^ Jia Nan (贾楠) (2021-10-19). 黑龙江等5省区党委主要负责同志职务调整. sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 2021-10-19.
  7. ^ 易炼红当选省人大常委会主任. sina (in Chinese). 20 January 2022. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
Party political offices Previous:Yu Laishan [zh] Communist Party Secretary of Yueyang 2004-2011 Next:Huang Lanxiang Preceded byYang Taibo [zh] Secretary–General of Hunan Provincial Committee of the Chinese Communist Party 2011–2013 Succeeded byHan Yongwen [zh] Preceded byChen Run'er Communist Party Secretary of Changsha 2013–2017 Succeeded byHu Henghua Preceded byWang Menghui Communist Party Secretary of Shenyang 2017–2018 Succeeded byZhang Lei Deputy Party Secretary of Liaoning 2018–2021 Succeeded byZhou Bo Preceded byLiu Qi Communist Party Secretary of Jiangxi 2021–2022 Succeeded byYin Hong Preceded byYuan Jiajun Communist Party Secretary of Zhejiang 2022–present Incumbent Government offices Preceded byLiu Qi Governor of Jiangxi 2018–2021 Succeeded byYe Jianchun Assembly seats Preceded byLiu Qi Chairman of Jiangxi People's Congress 2022–present Incumbent