Xu Shousheng, male, Han nationality, is a native of Rudong, Jiangsu province. He was born in 1953, joined the CPC in 1973 and graduated from the Party school. Xu is a senior economic administrator. Xu held leading Party posts in Rudong county of Jiangsu province in the 1970s. In 1990 he was elected secretary of the CPC Rudong committee.
Xu Shousheng was a delegate to the 15th National Congress and an alternate member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. Xu was elected vice-governor of Gansu province and head of the organization department of the CPC Gansu provincial committee in 2003. He served as governor for Gansu province from 2008 - 2010. From 2010 to 2013 he served as governor of Hunan Province and Deputy Secretary of the Hunan CPC Provincial Committee. From 2013 to 2016 he was Secretary of the Hunan CPC Provincial Committee.
He is currently a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Hunan Provincial People's Congress.