|Chairman of China State Shipbuilding Corporation|
July 2012 – August 2019
|Born||May 1957 (age 63)|
Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics|
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. His subordinate, Sun Bo, was placed under investigation for alleged graft and corruption on June 16, 2018.
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.
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.
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.