Yu Haiyan
Vice Governor of Gansu
In office
November 2016 – January 2017
Communist Party Secretary of Lanzhou
In office
October 2012 – November 2016
Preceded byLu Wucheng
Succeeded byLi Rongcan (李荣灿)
Personal details
BornJuly 1961 (age 62)
Yiwu, Zhejiang, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party (1987–2017, expelled)
Alma materXi'an University of Architecture and Technology

Yu Haiyan (Chinese: 虞海燕; pinyin: Yú Hǎiyàn; born July 1961) is a former Chinese official. At the height of his career, he served as the Vice Governor of Gansu and Communist Party Secretary of Lanzhou. On January 11, 2017, Yu was placed under investigation by the Communist Party's anti-corruption agency. He was the second high-ranking politician being examined from Gansu province after the 18th Party Congress in 2012.[1]


Yu Haiyan was born in Yiwu, Zhejiang. He joined Chinese Communist Party in 1987. Before his political career, he worked for Jiuquan Steel. In 1996, Lu went to Tianshui to become the Communist Party Secretary there. In 2011, Yu Haiyan became the Vice Governor of Gansu.[2] In 2012, he became the Communist Party Secretary of Lanzhou.[3] In 2016, he appointed as the Vice Governor of Gansu again.[4]

On January 11, 2017, Yu Haiyan was placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communist Party for "serious violations of laws and regulations". He was the second consecutive serving Lanzhou party chief to fall under the axe of the anti-corruption campaign, after Lu Wucheng, his immediate predecessor.[1] He was expelled from the party on June 4, 2017.[5]

On July 18, 2018, Yu was sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined six million yuan for taking bribes worth 65.63 million yuan by the Chongqing First Intermediate People's Court.


  1. ^ a b "甘肃省委常委、副省长虞海燕涉嫌严重违纪接受组织调查". The Paper. Retrieved 2017-01-11.
  2. ^ "虞海燕、李建华获任甘肃省副省长". China News Service. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
  3. ^ "甘肃省委常委、副省长李荣灿任兰州市委书记,虞海燕另有任用". The Paper. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  4. ^ "甘肃省委常委虞海燕任省政府党组副书记,此前为兰州市委书记". The Paper. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  5. ^ "甘肃省原省委常委、副省长虞海燕严重违纪被开除党籍和公职". CCDI. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
Party political offices Preceded byLu Wucheng Communist Party Secretary of Lanzhou 2012–2016 Succeeded byLi Rongcan (李荣灿)