Hu Wenming

Hu Wenming
Chairman of China State Shipbuilding Corporation
In office
July 2012 – August 2019
Personal details
BornMay 1957 (age 63)
Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Hu Wenming (Chinese: 胡问鸣; pinyin: Hú Wènmíng; born May 1957) is a retired Chinese business executive who served as chairman of China State Shipbuilding Corporation between 2012 and 2019. In May 2020, he has been placed under investigation as Chinese Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping's continues an anti-graft dragnet at all levels of government, military and ruling Communist Party.[1] His subordinate, Sun Bo, was placed under investigation for alleged graft and corruption on June 16, 2018.[2] 


Hu was born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu, in May 1957. In November 1975, he became a sent-down youth in Chi'an Township, Ganjiang County. In March 1978, after the resumption of college entrance examination, he was accepted to Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, where he majored in mathematics. After graduating in February 1982, he was assigned to Suzhou Changfeng Machinery Plant, where he successively served as assistant director, deputy director, and director. In July 2001, he was transferred to Beijing and appointed deputy general manager of the China Aviation Industry Corporation I, which was reshuffled as the Aviation Industry Corporation of China in May 2008. He was deputy general manager and Party branch secretary of China Ordnance Industries Group Corporation Limited in October 2008, and held that office until July 2010. In July 2010, he was appointed deputy general manager and Party branch secretary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation. He became chairman of the board in July 2012, serving in the post until he retirement on August 30, 2019.[3]

He was a member of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.


On May 12, 2020, he has been placed under investigation for serious violations of laws and regulations by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the party's internal disciplinary body, and the National Supervisory Commission, the highest anti-corruption agency of China.[4]


  1. ^ Wu Jinming (吴金明) (12 May 2020). 深夜重磅,胡问鸣被查!. sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. ^ Strong, Matthew (June 22, 2018). "China shipyard manager might have leaked Liaoning secrets to CIA". Taiwan News. While initial suspicion focused on graft and corruption, later reports suggested that Sun might have handed over key details of the Liaoning project to CIA agents.
  3. ^ 中船重工集团董事长胡问鸣退休. Sohu (in Chinese). 30 August 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  4. ^ 中国船舶重工集团有限公司董事长胡问鸣接受审查调查(简历). (in Chinese). 13 May 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.