|Secretary-general of the CPC Yunnan Committee|
December 2011 – December 2015
|Preceded by||Yang Yingnan (杨应楠)|
|Succeeded by||Li Yifei (李邑飞)|
|Born||August 1957 (age 62)|
Yiliang County, Kunming, Yunnan
|Political party||Communist Party of China (expelled)|
Cao Jianfang (Chinese: 曹建方; born August 1957) was a Chinese politician who served as secretary-general (mishuzhang) of the CPC Yunnan Committee between 2011 and 2015. On January 29, 2016, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced he was expelled from the party and demoted.
Cao Jianfang was born in Yiliang County, Kunming, Yunnan in August 1957. He graduated from Central University of Finance and Economics and joined the Communist Party in July 1976. After graduating he became the officer of Yunnan Provincial Department of Finance. In 2003, Cao served as the director of Department of Finance and party chief of Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture in 2006. He became deputy governor of Yunnan in 2008 and secretary-general of the CPC Yunnan Committee in 2011, as well as a member of the provincial Party Standing Committee.