|Secretary-General of Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee|
June 2008 – June 2014
|Party Secretary||Su Rong|
|Vice Governor of Jiangxi Province|
March 2002 – June 2008
|Governor||Huang Zhiquan → Wu Xinxiong|
|CPC Party Chief of Jiujiang|
June 2005 – November 2006
|Preceded by||Liu Jifu (刘积福)|
|Succeeded by||Chen Anzhong|
|Born||April 1955 (age 64)|
Yi County, Hebei
|Political party||Communist Party of China (expelled)|
|Alma mater||Southwestern University of Finance and Economics|
Zhao Zhiyong (born April 1955) is a former Chinese politician, banker, and regional official. He served as the Vice Governor of Jiangxi province between March 2002 to June 2008, and Communist Party Secretary of Jiujiang, from June 2005 to November 2006. He also served as Secretary-General of Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee (江西省委秘书长) from 2008 until June 2014, when he was dismissed for corruption.
Zhao was said to have "seriously violated party discipline," expelled from the Communist Party in July 2014, and demoted from a sub-provincial-level position directly to the lowest administrative level of the civil service of keyuan (科员). Zhao's demotion was notable for its severity.
He got involved in politics in February 1970 and joined the Communist Party of China in October 1973.
Beginning in 1992, he served in several posts in the Jiangxi provincial branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China's largest bank, including director and managing director (行长).
In August 2000, he was transferred to Nanchang, Jiangxi. In March 2002, he was appointed as Vice Governor of Jiangxi province, and re-elected in December 2006. He also served as the CPC Party Chief of Jiujiang between June 2005 to November 2006. In June 2008, he became the Secretariat-General of Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee, he was re-elected on June 1, 2014.
On June 3, 2014, Zhao was dismissed from his posts for "serious violations of laws and regulations". On July 16, 2014, Zhao was expelled from the Communist Party of China, and demoted seven administrative levels from sub-provincial level down to keyuan, roughly equivalent in ranking to an intern or an entry-level position, the very lowest administrative level in the civil service.