Yang Xiaodu

Yang Xiaodu
杨晓渡
Director of the National Supervisory Commission
Assumed office
18 March 2018
Preceded by Himself (as Minister of Supervision)
Minister of Supervision
In office
25 December 2016  13 March 2018
Premier Li Keqiang
Preceded by Huang Shuxian
Succeeded by Agency abolished
Chairman of the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention
In office
25 December 2016  13 March 2018
Premier Li Keqiang
Preceded by Huang Shuxian
Succeeded by Agency abolished
Deputy Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
Assumed office
15 January 2014
Secretary Zhao Leji (2017–)
Wang Qishan (2014–17)
Personal details
Born October 1953 (age 64)
Shanghai
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China

Yang Xiaodu (Chinese: 杨晓渡; pinyin: Yáng Xiǎodù; born October 1953) is a Chinese politician, the Director of the National Supervisory Commission, and a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China. He has served in Shanghai and Tibet during his early political career. Since 2014, he has also been a Deputy Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the leading anti-graft body of the Communist Party of China.

Biography

Yang was born in Shanghai in 1953. In 1970, during the Cultural Revolution, he was sent-down youth performing manual labour in Taihe County, Anhui province. In September 1973, he began studying at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He graduated in 1976 and then began working in Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet for a drug company. In 1984, he was named party secretary of Nagqu Hospital. In September 1986, Yang was named deputy commissioner (vice mayor equivalent) of Nagqu. In December 1992, he was named deputy party secretary of Chamdo Prefecture.

In 1995, he was named head of the finance department of Tibet Autonomous Region. In May 1998, he became Vice-Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region, ascending to sub-provincial rank for the first time. In 2001, he returned to his native Shanghai and became vice mayor. He studied legal theory at the Central Party School while holding a job in Tibet.

In October 2006, he was named a member of the municipal Party standing committee of Shanghai and head of the municipal United Front Department; in May 2012, he was named head of the Shanghai Discipline Inspection Commission. In November 2013, having reached retirement age for sub-provincial level officials, he was named head of the 3rd Inspection Team, in charge of anti-corruption work at the Ministry of Land and Resources. In January 2014, he was elected Deputy Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.[1]

On December 25, 2016, Yang was named Minister of Supervision, the eighth and oldest person to serve in the position since the founding of the People's Republic.[2]

On March 18, 2018, Yang was elected as the inaugural Director of the National Supervisory Commission.[3]

Yang is a member of the 19th Politburo of the Communist Party of China and the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

References

  1. "杨晓渡". Xinhua Renwuku.
  2. "全国人大常委会通过决定任命杨晓渡为监察部部长". 新华网. 2016-12-25. Retrieved 2016-12-25.
  3. "Yang Xiaodu elected director of national supervisory commission". Global Times. 2018-03-18. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
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