Hong Hu, male, Han nationality, is a native of Jinzhai, Anhui Province. He was born in 1940, graduated from the Chemical Industry Department of Beijing Engineering Institute, and joined the CPC in 1965. He holds the title of Senior Engineer.
Early in his career, Hong worked in the chemical industry, but by the late 1980s, he emerged as a planner, serving in the State Commission for Restructuring the Economy. During the 1990s, he was vice-minister of the Commission. In the late 1990s, Hong was transferred to Jilin Province, where he was vice-governor, acting governor, in 1999, governor of Jilin Province. In 2002, he was deputy secretary of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee.
Hong was a member of the 15th CPC Central Committee. He is currently a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and is governor of Jilin Province.