Yu Youjun, male, Han nationality, is a native of Feng County, Jiangsu province. He was born in 1953, entered the work force in 1971, and joined the CPC in 1976. He obtained a doctorate of philosophy degree from Sun Yat-Sen University in 1999. Yu was elected as vice-governor of Hunan province in 2003, and he became governor of Shanxi province in 2005.
He was a member of the 10th NPC. In 2007 he became vice-minister of Culture Ministry and a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee.
He was removed as a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee in 2008. From Feb. 2011, he serves as Deputy Director of South-to-North Water Diversion Construction Committee Office of the State Council.