Ying Yong

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Ying Yong
Mayor of Shanghai
Assumed office
20 January 2017
Party secretary Han Zheng
Li Qiang
Preceded by Yang Xiong
Personal details
Born November 1957 (age 60–61)
Xianju County, Zhejiang
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater China University of Political Science and Law
Hangzhou University

Ying Yong (Chinese: 应勇; pinyin: Yīng Yǒng; born November 1957) is a Chinese politician and current mayor of Shanghai. He came to prominence beginning in 2003 in Zhejiang province, and served as the President of the provincial High Court. He served as the head of the Organization Department of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee before he became deputy party chief of Shanghai.


Ying was born in Xianju County, Zhejiang province, near the city of Taizhou. He joined the Communist Party of China in April 1979. He holds law degrees from the China University of Political Science and Law and Hangzhou University. He began his career in Huangyan County, Zhejiang, working for the county industry bureau and the local police station. He then served as the mayor of the town of Chengguan (城关镇). He successively worked his way up the bureaucratic hierarchy in Taizhou, heading its public security department, then its Political and Legal Affairs Commission (Zhengfawei). He then became the police chief and Zhengfawei head of neighboring Shaoxing.[1]

Ying was promoted to the provincial government in 1995, serving as the deputy provincial police chief, then the head of the provincial office for combating illegal drugs, and the leader of an effort to combat terrorism. In July 2003, Ying was promoted to Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection, and several months later the concurrent head of the provincial Department of Supervision.[1] At that time, Xi Jinping was the provincial party chief. As such, Ying has been named by political observers as a member of the "New Zhijiang Army."

In November 2006, Ying was named President of the Zhejiang Provincial High Court. In January 2008, Ying became President of the Shanghai High Court. In April 2013, Ying was named the head of the Organization Department of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, and a member of the municipality's Party Standing Committee. In June 2014, he was named deputy party chief, overseeing party affairs and the municipal party school. In September 2016, he further obtained the office of vice-mayor. This was considered highly unusual, as deputy party chiefs do not usually hold deputy government positions simultaneously. The move was therefore was interpreted as grooming Ying for higher office, likely the future mayor of Shanghai.[1] On 20 January 2017, Ying Yong was elected as mayor of Shanghai. Ying was the first mayor since Zhu Rongji to have spent the majority of his career outside of the municipality. Observers have noted that Ying is likely slated to further promotion.[2] In 2017 he was elected a full member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Ying was a delegate to the 18th Party Congress, and a delegate to the 11th and 12th National People's Congress.


  1. ^ a b c 应勇简历, Zhongguo Jingji Wang May 4, 2014
  2. ^ "应勇当选上海市市长". thepaper.cn. 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
Political offices
Preceded by
Yang Xiong
Mayor of Shanghai
Party political offices
Preceded by
Li Xi
Deputy Party Secretary of Shanghai
Succeeded by
Yin Hong
Preceded by
Li Xi
Head of the Organization Department of
the Shanghai Party Committee

Succeeded by
Xu Zezhou
Legal offices
Preceded by
Teng Yilong
President of the Shanghai High People's Court
Succeeded by
Cui Yadong
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