Yang Xiong, male, Han nationality, is a native of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. He was born in 1953, obtained a master's degree in economics, and graduated from the graduate school of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1985. Yang Xiong is a senior economic engineer, and vice-mayor of Shanghai municipality. He has held leading posts in business and in the airline industry, and in 2001 he served as deputy secretary-general of the Shanghai municipal government.
He served as Mayor of Shanghai from 2013 to 2017. In 2017 he became Vice-Chairman of the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee of the NPC.