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|Communist Party Secretary of Huainan|
February 2013 – August 2014
|Preceded by||Yang Zhenchao|
|Succeeded by||Shen Qiang|
|Director of Anhui Department of Commerce|
April 2011 – February 2013
|Mayor of Chizhou|
February 2006 – April 2011
|Born||October 1958 (age 60)|
|Political party||Communist Party of China (expelled)|
|Relations||Brother: Fang Dongping|
|Alma mater||Fudan University|
Anhui Agricultural University
Fang Xiping (Chinese: 方西屏; pinyin: Fāng Xīpíng; born October 1958) is a former Chinese politician who spent most of his career in Anhui province. Between 2013 and 2014 he served as the Party Secretary of Huainan; in 2014, he was put on trial for corruption and eventually expelled from the Communist Party of China.
Fang was born and raised in Nanjing, Jiangsu. He took part in rural manual labour between 1976 and 1978 as a sent-down youth; he graduated from Anhui Agricultural University in September 1982, majoring in agronomy, he obtained a Master of Business Economics degree from Fudan University.
Beginning in 1988, he served in several posts in Anhui Provincial Bureau of Land Management, including section chief, division head, and station agent. In November 1996, he became the Deputy Party Secretary and County Governor of Shucheng County, rising to Party Secretary in 1998.
In March 2000, he was appointed as Deputy Mayor of Lu'an, then he served as the Deputy Party Secretary (February 2005 - February 2006). Fang then served as the Deputy Party Secretary and Mayor of Chizhou between February 2006 to April 2011.
In April 2011, he was appointed the Party Secretary and Director of the Department of Commerce for the provincial government, he remained in that position until February 2013, when he was transferred to Huainan as the Party Secretary, replacing Yang Zhenchao (杨振超).
On August 17, 2014, it was announced that Fang Xiping was undergoing investigation by the Party's internal disciplinary body for "serious violations of laws and regulations". On July 24, 2015, at the conclusion of the CCDI investigation, Fang was expelled from the Communist Party of China. He was accused of soliciting and taking bribes personally and through his family, and "maintaining mistress[es]".