Liu Yandong, female, Han nationality, is a native of Nantong City, Jiangsu Province. She was born in 1945, joined the CPC in 1964 and joined the work force in 1970. Liu graduated from Tsinghua University in 1970.
Liu was President of the 6th and 7th Councils of the All-China Youth Federation, and member of the Secretariat of the 11th and 12th CYLC Central Committees. Since 1982, she has been a member of the 21st Century Sino-Japanese Friendship Committee and Secretary-General of the Youth Ideological Education Research Center.
Liu was an alternate member of the 15th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. From 2002-2007 she served as Head of the CPC Central Committee's United Front Work Department and from 2003-2008 she was a Vice-Chairman of the 10th CPPCC National Committee.
She was a member of the Politburo of the 17th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. She was a State Councilor of the State Council.
In 2012 she became a member of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee and in 2013 she became Vice-Premier of the State Council. In 2014 she was named Deputy Director of the Leading Group for Culture System Reform and Development.