Ismail Amat

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Ismail Amat (Chinese: 司马义·艾买提; Uyghur: ئىسمائىل ئەھمەد, Исма'ил Əһмəд‎, ULY: Isma'il Ehmet; born 1935) is an Uyghur politician born in Qira County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. He joined the work force in Hotan in 1952, and the Communist Party of China in 1953.

In 1954 Ismail Amat was elected magistrate of Qira County. In 1972–1985 he was head of the Organization Department of the CPC Xinjiang Autonomous Regional Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Xinjiang Autonomous Regional Revolutionary Committee. From 1979 to 1985 he was the Chairman (Governor) of Xinjiang. In 1988 he became Vice-Chairman of the 7th National Committee of the CPPCC.

Ismail Amat was member of the 10th to 16th CPC Central Committees.


  • Song, Yuwu, ed. (2013). Biographical dictionary of the People's Republic of China. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 9–10. ISBN 9781476602981. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Yang Jingren
Chairman of State Ethnic Affairs Commission
Succeeded by
Li Dezhu
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