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Liyan Chen

Liyan Chen

Deputy Secretary, CPC Kunshan Municipal Committee
Mayor, Kunshan Municipal People’s Government
Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee and Director of the Administrative Committee, Kunshan Economic and Technological Development Zone

Chen Liyan, now works as the Deputy Secretary of the CPC Kunshan Municipal Committee; Mayor of Kunshan Municipal People’s Government; Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee and Director of the Administrative Committee, Kunshan Economic and Technological Development Zone. She started her career in August 2001 and holds a master’s degree in public administration. Since December 2020, she has been appointed to the current position and now presides over the overall work of the Government, and assists in supervising the work concerning finance and audit.

09/1997—08/2001  Undergraduate student of Ideological and Political Education, Department of Politics and Public Administration, School of Humanities, Suzhou University (Bachelor’s degree)

08/2001—07/2002  Clerk, Criminal Prosecution Section, People’s Procuratorate of Yixing

07/2002—04/2003  Clerk, the Office of Yixing Publicity Department

04/2003—02/2004  Deputy Director, the Office of Yixing Publicity Department

02/2004—04/2005  Deputy Chief, News Section, Yixing Publicity Department

04/2005—12/2008  Section member, Civilization Office of Suzhou

12/2008—01/2010  Deputy Head, Comprehensive Coordination Division, Civilization Office of Suzhou

01/2010—12/2011  Head, Comprehensive Coordination Division, Civilization Office of Suzhou

12/2011—03/2015  Director, the Office of Suzhou Publicity Department. From Mar. 2012 to Mar. 2013, she temporarily worked as Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee of Shilu Street of Jinchang District

03/2015—06/2016  Vice Chairman and Member of the Leading Party Members Group, Suzhou Municipal Women’s Federation

06/2016—07/2016  Member, the Standing Committee of the CPC Kunshan Municipal Committee

07/2016—06/2017  Member, the Standing Committee of the CPC Kunshan Municipal Committee; Director-General, Kunshan United Front Work Department

06/2017—08/2017  Member, the Standing Committee of the CPC Kunshan Municipal Committee; Director-General, Kunshan Organization Department; Director-General, Kunshan United Front Work Department; Executive Vice President, the Kunshan Branch of China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong

08/2017—12/2017  Member, the Standing Committee of the CPC Kunshan Municipal Committee; Director-General of Kunshan Organization Department; Director-General, Kunshan United Front Work Department; Secretary, the Party Working Committee, Huaqiao Economic Development Zone (Jiangsu International Business Center); Executive Vice President, the Kunshan Branch of China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong

12/2017—01/2019  Member, the Standing Committee of the CPC Kunshan Municipal Committee; Director-General, Kunshan Organization Department; Secretary, the Party Working Committee, Huaqiao Economic Development Zone (Jiangsu International Business Center); Executive Vice President, the Kunshan Branch of China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong

01/2019—12/2020  Member, the Standing Committee of CPC Kunshan Municipal Committee; Secretary, the Party Working Committee, Huaqiao Economic Development Zone (Jiangsu International Business Center). From Dec.2018 to Dec.2020, she temporarily worked as Vice Chairman, and Member of the Leading Party Members Group, Jiangsu Provincial Women’s Federation

12/2020 till present  Deputy Secretary of the CPC Kunshan Municipal Committee, and Mayor of Kunshan Municipal People’s Government; Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee, and Director of the Administrative Committee, Kunshan Economic and Technological Development Zone