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Ren Runhou

Ren Runhou
Vice-Governor of Shanxi
In office
January 2011 – September 2014
GovernorLi Xiaopeng
President of Lu'an Group
In office
June 2000 – June 2011
Personal details
BornOctober 1957
Dai County, Shanxi
DiedSeptember 30, 2014
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled posthumously)
Alma materTianjin University
China University of Mining and Technology
OccupationBusiness executive, politician
Ren Runhou
Simplified Chinese任润厚
Traditional Chinese任潤厚

Ren Runhou (October 1957 – September 30, 2014) was a Chinese business executive and politician from Shanxi Province. He was the chief executive of Lu'an Group, a state-owned coal production company based in Shanxi, for over ten years beginning in June 2000. He became the Vice Governor of Shanxi in January 2011.

He was investigated by the Communist Party of China's internal disciplinary body in 2014, joining many officials from Shanxi who were dismissed from their posts amid corruption investigations. He died from cancer in September before a verdict had been reached on his case.[1]


Ren Runhou was born and raised in Dai County, Shanxi, he earned an MBA degree from Tianjin University and D.E. degree from China University of Mining and Technology.[2]

Ren got involved in politics in November 1979 and joined the Communist Party of China in October 1986.[2]

Beginning in 1979, he served in several posts in Shanxi Xishan Mining Bureau (Chinese: 山西西山矿务局), including worker, secretary, engineer, and mine manager.[2]

In September 1998 he became the vice-president of Shanxi Institute of Energy, a position he held until June 2000, when he was transferred to Changzhi as the president of Lu'an Group (Chinese: 潞安集团).[2]

In January 2011 he was appointed as the vice-governor of Shanxi.[2]

On August 29, 2014, Ren Runhou was being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[3][4][5] Ren succumbed to cancer in September 2014, before a verdict had been reached on his case, but the investigation into his misconduct continued. On April 13, 2015, the CCDI announced the results of the investigation into Ren. The agency said that Ren took and gave bribes, took cash gifts, and embezzled public funds. The CCDI then posthumously expelled Ren from the Communist Party of China.[6]


  1. ^ "山西落马副省长任润厚被调查期间因癌症死亡". Sina via Caixin.
  2. ^ a b c d e 山西新一届省长、副省长简历(李小鹏当选省长) (in Chinese)
  3. ^ Shanxi vice governor under probe for suspected violations (in English)
  4. ^ Shanxi vice governor under probe for suspected violations (in English)
  5. ^ Shanxi vice governor under probe for suspected violations (in English)
  6. ^ "山西原副省长任润厚被开除党籍 被查期间死亡". 中央纪委监察部网站. 2015-04-13.