Yan Junqi, female, Han nationality, is a native of Wuxian, Jiangsu province. She was born in 1946, and she is a professor, and doctoral tutor. Yan obtained her doctorate abroad in Denmark, and subsequently served as an educator and headmaster at the mechanism college of Shanghai Jiaotong University. She served as vice-mayor of Shanghai from 2001 - 2007.
From 2007 to 2017 she was chairman of the Central Committee of the China Association for Promoting Democracy and in 2013 she became Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th NPC.