Liu Qibao, born in January 1953, is a male ethnic Han from Susong, Anhui Province. He entered the workforce in September 1974 and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in December 1971. He graduated from Jilin University with a major in national economic planning and management, has an in-service postgraduate education and holds a master's degree in economics.
He is currently a member of the Political Bureau and Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, and head of its Publicity Department.
1968-1972 Political instructor, Liuwu Production Team; member, Party Branch; and secretary, the Communist Youth League (CYL) Branch; of Jinba Brigade, Zhoutou Commune, Susong County, Anhui Province
1972-1974 Student of history, Department of History, Anhui Normal University
1974-1977 Cadre, Theoretical Research Office, Publicity Department, CPC Anhui Provincial Committee
1977-1980 Member, Secretariat, General Office, CPC Anhui Provincial Committee
1980-1982 Deputy head, Publicity Department, CYL Anhui Provincial Committee
1982-1983 Deputy secretary; member, Leading Party Members' Group; and head, Publicity Department; of CYL Anhui Provincial Committee
1983-1985 Secretary, CYL Anhui Provincial Committee and its Leading Party Members' Group (1984-1985: deputy secretary, CPC Suzhou Municipal Committee; mayor, Suzhou)
1985-1993 Member, Secretariat, CYL Central Committee; secretary, Party Committee, organs directly under CYL Central Committee (09/1992-12/1992: studied in Further Studies Class for Provincial- and Ministerial-level Cadres, Central Party School)
1993-1994 Deputy editor-in-chief, People's Daily (1991-1993: studied national economic planning and management at Jilin University while in service, and awarded master's degree in economics)
1994-2000 Deputy secretary-general; and member, Leading Party Members' Group; of the State Council;
2000-2006 Deputy secretary; and president, Party School; of CPC Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional Committee
2006-2007 Secretary; and president, Party School; of CPC Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional Committee
2007-2007 Secretary, CPC Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional Committee; chairman, Standing Committee, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional People's Congress
2007-2008 Secretary, CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee
2008-2012 Secretary, CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee; chairman, Standing Committee, Sichuan Provincial People's Congress
Nov. 2012- Member, Political Bureau, Secretariat, CPC Central Committee and head of its Publicity Department
Alternate member, Sixteenth CPC Central Committee; member, Seventeenth and Eighteenth CPC Central Committees; member, Political Bureau and Secretariat, Eighteenth CPC Central Committee.