Dr. Xuejun Yu is Director General of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Population Economics from Peking University, and conducted post-doctoral research in the Economics Department of Yale University between 1996 and 1998.
Prior to taking his current position, he worked as Executive Director of the China Population Information and Research Center (1998-2004); Director General of the Department of Policy and Legislation and the Department of Development Planning and Information of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (2004-2010); and Vice Mayor of Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province (2010-2012).
He also serves as Standing Council Member and Director of the Panel on Ageing at the China Population Association, and Adjunct Professor of People’s University and Jilin University.
Xuejun Yu’s research interests are in population statistics, ageing, and population policy. In the past twenty years, he has undertaken many research activities and made efforts to be the bridge between academic research and government policy. He has published widely on Chinese demographic topics, with particular emphasis on population ageing and economic development.