Li Jiheng


Li Jiheng (Chinese: 李纪恒; born January 1957) is a Chinese politician, who former served as Minister of Civil Affairs. He also is the former Communist Party Secretary of Inner Mongolia, the former Communist Party Chief and Governor of Yunnan province and a former Deputy Party Chief of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.[1][2][3]

Li Jiheng
Minister of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China
In office
26 October 2019 – 28 February 2022
PremierLi Keqiang
Preceded byHuang Shuxian
Succeeded byTang Dengjie
Communist Party Secretary of Inner Mongolia
In office
August 2016 – October 2019
Preceded byWang Jun
Succeeded byShi Taifeng
Communist Party Secretary of Yunnan
In office
October 2014 – 27 August 2016
Preceded byQin Guangrong
Succeeded byChen Hao
Governor of Yunnan
In office
August 2011 – October 2014
Preceded byQin Guangrong
Succeeded byChen Hao
Personal details
BornJanuary 1957 (age 65)
Guigang, Guangxi
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materGuangxi University
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese李纪恒
Traditional Chinese李紀恆



Li Jiheng is a native of Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. He joined the Chinese Communist Party in October 1976, at the age of 19. From November 1976 to August 1979 Li studied at the Department of Chinese of Guangxi University.[1][2][3]

From 1985 to 1991 Li Jiheng served as Deputy Communist Party Chief of Gui County (now Guigang City), and Party Chief of Pingnan County and Guiping County, all in Guangxi. He was promoted to Deputy Party Chief of Hechi prefecture in 1991, and Party Chief in 1995. In 1996 he was transferred to nearby Yulin prefecture to become its Communist Party Chief.[2][3]

From 1999 to 2003 Li was a part-time student at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, where he studied Administration of Agricultural Economy and obtained a doctoral degree.[2][3]

In 2001 Li Jiheng became the Party Chief of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi, and in March 2005 he was promoted to Deputy Party Chief of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.[2][3]


In July 2006 Li Jiheng was transferred to the neighbouring province of Yunnan to become its Deputy Party Secretary. In August 2011 he was appointed Acting Governor of Yunnan, succeeding Qin Guangrong, who was promoted to Communist Party Chief of the province. In February 2012 Li was elected Governor by the Yunnan Provincial Congress. In October 2014, Li was appointed Party Chief of Yunnan, replacing Qin Guangrong.[1][2][3]

Li was an alternate member of the 15th, 16th, and 17th Central Committees of the Chinese Communist Party. He is a full member of the 18th Central Committee.[2][3]

Inner MongoliaEdit

In August 2016, Li Jiheng was appointed as the Communist Party Secretary of Inner Mongolia by the CCP Central Committee.[4]

Ministry of Civil AffairsEdit

On October 26, 2019, Li Jiheng was appointed as the Minister of Civil Affairs by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.[5]

National People's CongressEdit

On February 28, 2022, he became vice chairperson of the National People's Congress Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Li Jiheng". China Vitae. Retrieved 2013-02-13.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g 李纪恒简历 [Biography of Li Jiheng] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2013-02-13.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 李纪恒简历 [Biography of Li Jiheng] (in Chinese). People's Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-13.
  4. ^ "New Xinjiang chief sees growth ahead". China Daily. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "全国人大常委会决定任命李纪恒为民政部部长". Xinhua. 2019-10-26. Retrieved 2019-10-26.
  6. ^ 李玉妹、李纪恒获任全国人大专职委员会副主任委员. (in Chinese). 28 February 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Zhou Guisen (周桂森)
Communist Party Secretary of Pingnan County
Succeeded by
Tu Yunbiao (涂运彪)
New title Communist Party Secretary of Yulin
Succeeded by
Fang Hao [zh]
Preceded by
Li Ke [zh]
Communist Party Secretary of Nanning
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Qin Guangrong
Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Yunnan
Succeeded by
Communist Party Secretary of Yunnan
Succeeded by
Preceded by Communist Party Secretary of Inner Mongolia
Succeeded by
Government offices
Preceded by Governor of Yunnan
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Civil Affairs
Succeeded by
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Qin Guangrong
Chairman of Yunnan Provincial People's Congress
Succeeded by
Chen Hao
Preceded by
Wang Jun
Chairman of Inner Mongolia Regional People's Congress
Succeeded by
Shi Taifeng