Zhao Zhiyong
Secretary-General of CCP Jiangxi Provincial Committee
In office
June 2008 – June 2014
Party SecretarySu Rong
Preceded byChen Daheng [zh]
Succeeded byGong Jianhua
Vice Governor of Jiangxi
In office
March 2002 – June 2008
GovernorHuang Zhiquan
Wu Xinxiong
Communist Party Secretary of Jiujiang
In office
June 2005 – November 2006
Preceded byLiu Jifu
Succeeded byChen Anzhong
Personal details
BornApril 1955 (age 68)
Yi County, Hebei
Political partyChinese Communist Party (1973–2014; expelled)
Alma materSouthwestern University of Finance and Economics
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Zhao Zhiyong (born April 1955) is a former Chinese politician, banker, and regional official. He served as the Vice Governor of Jiangxi province between March 2002 to June 2008, and Communist Party Secretary of Jiujiang, from June 2005 to November 2006. He also served as Secretary-General of Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee (江西省委秘书长) from 2008 until June 2014, when he was dismissed for corruption.

Zhao was said to have "seriously violated party discipline," expelled from the Communist Party in July 2014, and demoted from a sub-provincial-level position directly to the lowest administrative level of the civil service of keyuan (科员). Zhao's demotion was notable for its severity.


Zhao was born and raised in Yi County, Hebei, he earned his Ph.D. degree from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.

He got involved in politics in February 1970 and joined the Chinese Communist Party in October 1973.

Beginning in 1992, he served in several posts in the Jiangxi provincial branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China's largest bank, including director and managing director (行长).

In August 2000, he was transferred to Nanchang, Jiangxi. In March 2002, he was appointed as Vice Governor of Jiangxi province, and re-elected in December 2006. He also served as the CPC Party Chief of Jiujiang between June 2005 to November 2006. In June 2008, he became the Secretariat-General of Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee, he was re-elected on June 1, 2014.

On June 3, 2014, Zhao was dismissed from his posts for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[1][2] On July 16, 2014, Zhao was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party, and demoted seven administrative levels from sub-provincial level down to keyuan, roughly equivalent in ranking to an intern or an entry-level position, the very lowest administrative level in the civil service.[3]In November 2023, Zhao was placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection again, and taken away by the Jiangxi Provincial Commission[4].


  1. ^ 中央免去赵智勇中共江西省委常委、委员职务 (in Chinese). June 3, 2014.
  2. ^ 江西省委常委趙智勇系今年第11位落馬省部級官員. People.com (in Chinese). June 2014.
  3. ^ 江西省委原常委赵智勇被开除党籍 降为科员. QQ.com (in Chinese). July 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "江西省政府驻北京办事处原科员赵智勇(省委原常委、秘书长)接受监察调查". Economic Daily. 2023-11-20. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
Party political offices Preceded byLiu Jifu Communist Party Secretary of Jiujiang 2005–2006 Succeeded byChen Anzhong Preceded byChen Daheng [zh] Secretary-General of CCP Jiangxi Provincial Committee 2008–2014 Succeeded byGong Jianhua