Guo Youming (Chinese: 郭有明; pinyin: Guō Yǒumíng; born December 1956) is a former Chinese politician from Hubei province. He served as the Party Secretary of Yichang in Hubei province between 2008 and 2011, and the Vice-Governor of Hubei from 2011 to 2014. In 2013, he was investigated for "serious disciplinary violations", a phrase usually denoting corruption, and subsequently expelled from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Guo Youming
Vice-Governor of Hubei
In office
August 2011 – January 2014
GovernorWang Guosheng
Communist Party Secretary of Yichang
In office
February 2008 – July 2012
Preceded byLi Youcai
Succeeded byHuang Chuping
Mayor of Yichang
In office
July 2003 – March 2008
Preceded byLi Youcai
Succeeded byLi Lecheng
Personal details
BornDecember 1956 (age 65)
Suizhou, Hubei, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party (1985–2014, expelled)
Alma materWuhan University
University of Toronto


Guo was born in Suizhou, Hubei in December 1956.

Resumption of University Entrance Examination in 1977, Guo entered Wuhan University in February 1978, majoring in water conservancy engineering, where he graduated in January 1982. After graduation, he worked in Hubei as an officer.

Guo got involved in politics in January 1982 and he joined the CCP in May 1985.

In June 2000 he was promoted to become the Party Vice-Secretary of Yichang, a position he held until February 2008. Guo served as the Mayor of Yichang between July to March 2008. In February 2008, Guo was elevated to the Party Secretary of Yichang.

In November 2011, Guo studied at University of Toronto.

In August 2011, Guo was promoted to become the Vice-Governor of Hubei.[1]


In November 2013, Guo was being investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection for "serious violations of laws and regulations". On January 9, 2014, Guo was dismissed from his position for corruption.[2][3][4]

On 21 April 2014, Guo was expelled from the CCP; his case was handed to the Nanyang Intermediate People's Court in Henan province, where he was charged with bribery.[5] The court found Guo guilty of taking more than 23.8 million yuan (US$3.70 million) in bribes, and sentenced him to 15 years in jail on December 9, 2015.[6]


  1. ^ 郭有明任湖北省人民政府副省长. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  2. ^ 湖北省副省长郭有明因涉嫌严重违纪违法被调查. 27 November 2013.
  3. ^ 郭有明被免职. Sina (in Chinese). 2014.
  4. ^ 郭有明被免去湖北副省长职务. (in Chinese). 2014.
  5. ^ 湖北省原副省长郭有明被开除党籍. (in Chinese). 22 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Former senior Chinese provincial official jailed for graft". Reuters. 8 December 2015.
Government offices
Preceded by
Li Youcai
Mayor of Yichang
Succeeded by
Li Lecheng
Party political offices
Preceded by
Li Youcai
Communist Party Secretary of Yichang
Succeeded by
Huang Chuping