Born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, Song worked for the Xinjiang Zhongsu Petroleum Company, then became a research director at the Xinjiang Petroleum Administrative Bureau. He became a deputy head of the Bureau in 1980. In 1983, he became the Vice Chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. In October 1985, Song was promoted to Party Secretary, the top office in the region; he served in the office until December 1994.
Song was an alternate member of the 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and a full member of the 13th and 14th Central Committees. He also served as a delegate to the 6th, 7th, and 8th National People's Congress.
- "中共新疆维吾尔族自治区历任书记". Ifeng. Retrieved 2012-02-11.
|Party political offices|
| Communist Party Secretary of the
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region