Chen Suhou (Chinese: 陈苏厚; November 1936 – 2 January 2020) was a Chinese politician. He served as Vice Governor of Hainan Province (1990–1997) in charge of agriculture and Vice Chairman of the Hainan Provincial People's Congress (1997–2003).


Chen was born in November 1936 in Lingao County, Hainan (then part of Guangdong province), Republic of China. He entered the work force in August 1954 and joined the Communist Party of China in August 1956.[1]

From 1954 to 1969 he worked in township (commune) governments in Lingao County, including Nanbao Township, Jialai Commune, Nanbao Commune, and Bohou Commune. He was promoted to serve in the county government in September 1969, and became the Party Committee Secretary of Lingao County in October 1979, serving until 1983.[1]

From 1983 to 1985, Chen studied at the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China, earning an associate degree. He subsequently served in the government of the Hainan Administrative Area of Guangdong province. After Hainan was elevated to a province, he served as Director of the Hainan Provincial Farm Reclamation Bureau (which was later restructured as a company) from 1988 to 1990.[1]

In January 1980, Chen was promoted to Vice Governor of Hainan Province[1] in charge of agriculture.[2] He served in the position for seven years. From January 1997 to January 2003 he served as Vice Chairman of the Hainan Provincial People's Congress. He retired in December 2003.[1] After his retirement, he returned to live in his hometown, Songmei Village in Nanbao, Lingao County, and helped develop the infrastructure and agriculture of the village.[2]

Chen died on 2 January 2020 in Haikou, aged 83.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "海南省人大常委会原副主任、退休干部陈苏厚逝世,享年83岁". The Paper. 2020-01-03. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  2. ^ a b "海南退休副省长陈苏厚:我回乡务农不该成新闻". China Radio International. 2006-01-12. Retrieved 2020-01-13.