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|Vice-Chairman of Chongqing People's Congress|
January 2013 – May 2014
|Chairman||Zhang Xuan (张轩)|
|Vice Mayor of Chongqing|
March 2006 – January 2013
|Communist Party Secretary of Nan'an District|
December 2001 – March 2006
|Communist Party Secretary of Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County|
September 1989 – November 1991
|Governor of Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County|
July 1985 – September 1989
|Born||August 1954 (age 64)|
Shizhu County, Chongqing
|Political party||Communist Party of China (expelled)|
|Alma mater||Chongqing Party School of the Communist Party of China|
Tan Qiwei (born August 1954) is a Chinese politician of Tujia ethnic heritage. He was the Vice Mayor of Chongqing, then the Vice Chairman of the Chongqing People's Congress. He was dismissed from office in May 2014 and placed under investigation by the Communist Party's anti-corruption body.
Tan was born and raised in Shizhu County, Chongqing, where he graduated from Chongqing Party School of the Communist Party of China.
Tan joined the workforce in March 1973 and joined the Communist Party of China in November 1973.
In July 1985, he was appointed the CPC County Committee Vice-Secretary and County Governor of Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County, he remained in that position until September 1989, when he was transferred to Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County and appointed the CPC County Committee Secretary.
From November 1991 to March 1997, Tan worked in Qianjiang District of Chongqing as an officer. Then he was transferred to Nan'an District as the District Mayor and CPC Vice-Secretary, he became the CPC Party Secretary in December 2001, and served until March 2006.
In March 2006 he was promoted to become the Vice Mayor of Chongqing, a position he held until January 2013, he took charge of the project Three Gorges Dam. In January 2013, Tan was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of Chongqing People's Congress.
On May 3, 2014, Tan was being investigated by the Party's internal disciplinary body for "serious violations of laws and regulations". Tan was removed from office in September 2014, and expelled from the Communist Party of China.
On January 7, 2016, Tan was sentenced to 12-year jail and confiscate personal property worth 1 million yuan (~$154,000) for taking bribes worth 11 million yuan by the court.