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Communist Party Chief of Jilin
Assumed office
August 2014
Preceded by Wang Rulin
Governor of Jilin
In office
December 2012 – September 2014
Preceded by Wang Rulin
Succeeded by Jiang Chaoliang
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 58–59)
Otog Front Banner, Inner Mongolia
Nationality Mongolian Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Inner Mongolia Normal University
University of Jinan

Bayanqolu (Chinese: 巴音朝鲁; pinyin: Bāyīncháolǔ; born 1955) is Chinese politician of Mongol heritage. He is the Communist Party Chief and former Governor of Jilin Province in Northeastern China. Previously he served as the Communist Party Secretary of the coastal city of Ningbo, Zhejiang. Bayanqolu was born in Otog Front Banner, Inner Mongolia.[1] He attended Inner Mongolia Normal University and University of Jinan, where he obtained a master's degree in Economics.[2][3]


Inner Mongolia[edit]

Bayanqolu entered the work force in 1976 and joined the Communist Party of China in the same year. From 1980 to 1982 he attended Inner Mongolia Normal University, studying Political Education. In 1985 he was appointed mayor of Ejin Horo Banner, and was promoted to Communist Party Chief of Ejin Horo in 1988.[2][3][1]

Communist Youth League[edit]

Bayanqolu became the Deputy Chief of the Communist Youth League of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in 1991, and Chief in 1992. In 1993 he was transferred to the national government, taking the position of Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, and Executive Secretary in 1998.[2][3] From 1994 to 1997 Bayanqolu enrolled in the postgraduate program at the Economics Management Department of University of Jinan in Shandong province.[1]

Zhejiang Province[edit]

In April 2001 Bayanqolu was transferred to coastal Zhejiang province to become its Vice Governor, and in December 2003 he was appointed Communist Party Chief of Ningbo, a subprovincial city in Zhejiang. He remained as top leader of Ningbo until 2010.[2][3]

Jilin Province[edit]

In August 2010 Bayanqolu was transferred to Jilin province in Northeastern China, where he served as Deputy Party Chief of the province and Chairman of the Jilin Political Consultative Conference. In December 2012 he was appointed Acting Governor of Jilin, succeeding Wang Rulin, who was promoted to Communist Party Chief of the province. He was officially confirmed as Governor by the Jilin Provincial Congress in January 2013.[2][3] In August 2014, he replaced Wang Rulin as Party Chief of Jilin, and Wang was appointed Party Chief of Shanxi province.[2][3] In September Jiang Chaoliang was appointed acting governor in his place.[4]

Bayanqolu was an alternate member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He is a full member of the 18th Central Committee.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c "Bayanqolu". China Vitae. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g 巴音朝鲁简历 [Biography of Bayanqolu] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 巴音朝鲁简历 [Biography of Bayanqolu] (in Chinese). People's Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Jiang Chaoliang appointed Jilin acting governor". Xinhua. 2014-09-05. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Wang Rulin
Communist Party Chief of Jilin
August 2014 – present
Preceded by
Wang Rulin
Governor of Jilin
December 2012 – September 2014
Succeeded by
Jiang Chaoliang