Li Hongzhong, male, Han nationality, is a native of Changle, Shandong Province. He was born in 1956, entered the work force in 1975, joined the CPC in 1976, and graduated from the Department of History of Jilin University with a Bachelor Degree in 1982.
Li began his career with the Shenyang Municipal Government, and subsequently moved to Huizhou city, where he was named vice-mayor and later mayor. He also held leading Party posts. He has served three terms as the vice-governor of Guangdong Province. He was the mayor of Shenzhen City and the secretary of CPC Shenzhen city committee and an alternate member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. From 2008 - 2010, he was governor or Hubei Province.
Li was an alternate member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. In 2010 he became Secretary of the CPC Hubei Provincial Committee and in 2011 he became Director of the Hubei Provincial People's Congress Standing Committee.
He was a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and In 2016 he became Secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee. In 2017 he became a Member of the Politburo of the 19th CPC Central Committee.