Chen Jining, male, Han nationality, is a native of Lishu County, Jilin Province. He was born in 1964, joined the CPC in 1984, and graduated from Tsinghua University in 1986. From 2007 to 2012, he was Executive Vice President of Tsinghua University. From 2012 to 2013 he was President of Tsinghua University. From 2015 to 2017 he was Minister of the Ministry of Environmental Protection. On May 27, 2017 he was named Acting Mayor of Beijing. He is a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee on in 2018 he was elected Mayor of Beijing.