Liu Yunshan, male, Han nationality, was born in July 1947, a native of Xinzhou, Shanxi Province. He joined the CPC in April 1971 and joined the workforce in September 1966. He is a graduate of the Central Party School of the CPC Central Committee.
From the late 1970s into the 1990s, Liu worked in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, first as a reporter and public relations specialist, and then as a Party official. He became deputy secretary of the CPC Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Committee.
Liu was an alternate member of the 12th and 14th CPC Central Committees and a member of the 15th and 16th CPC Central Committees. He was also head of the Publicity Department of the 16th CPC Central Committee and head of the Office of Spiritual Civilization Steering Committee of the 16th CPC Central Committee.
Liu was a member of the Politburo of the 17th CPC Central Committee.
He served as Director of the CPC Central Committee Propaganda Department from 2007 to 2012 and in 2012 he was elected member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee. In 2013 he became President of the Party School of CPC Central Committee.