Liu Zhongyi, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wuchang, Hubei Province. He was born in 1930, graduated from the statistical department of Zhongyuan University in 1952 and joined the CPC in 1954.
After graduating from university and joining the CPC, Liu Zhongyi began his long government career, first at the Bureau of Planning for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Conservancy of the State Planning Commission, and next as vice-minister of the State Planning Commission. He then became minister of Agriculture and deputy director of the Environmental Protection Committee of the State Council. Liu is a senior economist who has long been engaged in agro economic planning and the study of agricultural planning and management and rural economic reform. He is the author of The Study of Agro economic Questions of China and The Study of Chinese Agricultural Structure.
Liu Zhongyi is a member of the standing committee, and vice-chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, of the 9th NPC. He is also chairman of NPC Sino-Finnish Friendship Group.
He was a member of the 14th CPC central Committee.