Uyunqimg

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Uyunqimg
乌云其木格
ᠣᠶᠤᠨᠴᠢᠮᠡᠭ
8th Chairwoman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
In office
August 2000 – April 2003
Acting until February 2001
Preceded by Yun Bulong
Succeeded by Yang Jing
Personal details
Born December 1942
Beipiao County, Liaoning
Citizenship People's Republic of China
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China

Uyunqimg or Oyunchimeg (Chinese: 乌云其木格; pinyin: Wūyúnqímùgé; born December 1942) is a retired Chinese politician of Mongolian ethnicity. Between 2008 and 2013 she served as a Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the national legislature. Between 2000 and 2003 Uyunqimg served as Chairwoman of Inner Mongolia. She is the highest ranked woman of ethnic minority background to have served in the Chinese government in the history of the People's Republic.

Biography

Originally from Beipiao County, Liaoning, she entered the workforce in August 1964, and became a member of the Communist Party of China in July 1966. She graduated from Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology in 1960 and Inner Mongolia Communist Party School in 1964.[1]

Uyunqimg rose to prominence in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In August 2000 she became the Vice party chief of the Inner Mongolian CPC Committee, and the Vice Chairman and Acting Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the first woman to take the position, and the second woman in the history of the People's Republic to become a provincial-level head of government (after Gu Xiulian). From 2001 to April 2003, she served as the Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. At the 2003 National People's Congress session held in March, she became a Vice-Chair of its Standing Committee, the body which acts as a day-to-day legislative body when the NPC is not in session.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Uyunqimg". China Vitae. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Yun Bulong
Chairman of Inner Mongolia
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Yang Jing
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