Chen Yunlin, male, Han nationality, is a native of Heishan, Liaoning Province. He was born in 1941, joined the CPC in 1966, and graduated from Beijing Agricultural University.
Chen has spent his career in Heilongjiang Province, and initially held positions at the Yucuntun Chemical Works in Qiqihar City. In the early 1980s ,he served as city planner and Mayor of Qiqihar City. In the 1980s, he served as Director of the Commission for Restructuring the Economy and in 1987 he became vice governor of the Province. In 1997, he became involved in the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and served as its Director.
Chen served as alternate member to the 14th CPC Central Committee and member of the 15th and 16th CPC Central Committee. He is currently chief of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits.