Ma Qizhi, male, Hui nationality, is a native of Jingyuan, Ningxia Hui
Autonomous Region. He was born in 1943, joined the CPC in 1972, and graduated from the Central Institute for Nationalities. Ma joined the work force in 1967.
He held Party positions in the CYLC Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regional Committee and 1991 he became head of the publicity department of the CYLC Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regional Committee.
Ma Qizhi served as alternate member and member of the 14th, 15th and 16th CPC Central Committees. He was also Chairman of the People's Government of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region from 1998-2008. He is now Chairman of the Nationalities Committee of the 11th NPC.