Xu Guang

Xu Guang
Vice-Governor of Henan
Assumed office
January 2017
GovernorChen Run'er
Communist Party Secretary of Zhoukou
In office
November 2011 – February 2017
Preceded byMao Chaofeng
Succeeded byLiu Jibiao
Mayor of Zhoukou
In office
December 2006 – November 2011
Preceded byGao Deling
Succeeded byYue Wenhai
Personal details
BornJune 1960 (age 60)
Dangyang, Hubei, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
ResidenceZhengzhou, Henan, China
Alma materHebi Normal School
Tianjin University
Henan Radio and Television University

Xu Guang (Chinese: 徐光; pinyin: Xú Guāng; born June 1960) is a Chinese politician who spent his whole career in north China's Henan province. He was investigated by China's top anti-graft body, the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, in August 2019. Previously he served as vice-governor of Henan.[1][2]

He was a delegate to the 11th National People's Congress and a delegate to the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.[2]


Xu was born in Dangyang, Hubei, in June 1960. He entered the workforce in August 1977 and joined the Communist Party of China in June 1984. After the Cultural Revolution in September 1979, he entered Hebi Normal School, where he majored in Chinese language and literature. He also studied at Henan Radio and Television University and Tianjin University as a part-time student.

After university in July 1981, he was assigned to the Hebi Municipal Education Bureau. In May 1988 he became Deputy Communist Party Secretary, rising to Communist Party Secretary four months later. In November 1992, he was named acting county magistrate of Qi County, he became Communist Party Secretary in April 1994. He was vice-mayor of Hebi from January 2000 to March 2001 and vice-mayor of Anyang from March 2001 to November 2003. He became Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Zhoukou in November 2003, and then Communist Party Secretary, the top political position in the city, beginning in December 2011. During his time as Communist Party Secretary of Zhoukou, he led the Henan Grave Removal Project, which led to great controversy and fierce opposition from the local people.[3][4] He was elevated to vice-governor of Henan in January 2017, a position he held until August 2019, when he was placed under investigation 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.[5][6] As Governor, he focused on natural resources, housing, urban and rural construction, transportation and key projects.[3]


  1. ^ "Vice Henan provincial governor under investigation". chinadaily. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b 河南省副省长徐光接受调查. sina (in Chinese). 2019-08-25.
  3. ^ a b 河南省副省长徐光被查 曾力推周口“平坟”引关注. sina (in Chinese). 2019-08-24.
  4. ^ Zhong Yuhao (2019-08-24). 河南副省长徐光任上被查,曾长期在周口市任职. thepaper.cn (in Chinese).
  5. ^ "Xu Guang, Vice Governor of Henan Province, was inspected to govern Zhoukou for 11 years and pushed for flat grave and reclaimed farming". jqknews. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  6. ^ 河南省政府党组成员、副省长徐光接受中央纪委国家监委纪律审查和监察调查. ccdi.gov.cn (in Chinese). 2019-08-24.

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Government offices
Gao Deling (高德领)
Mayor of Zhoukou
Yue Wenhai
Party political offices
Mao Chaofeng
Communist Party Secretary of Zhoukou
Liu Jibiao (刘继标)