The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) announced today the appointment of Yan Zhichan as one of its four vice-directors.
According to a statement by the office, Yan was born in the city of Yangchun, Guangdong province, in May 1964. A graduate of Sun Yat-sen University’s School of Government, she holds a postgraduate degree and a master’s degree in Management. She began her career as a public servant in July 1985.
Yan held a raft of senior government and Communist Party of China (CPC) positions in various cities and provinces, such as in Zhanjiang, Jieyang, Anhui and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Before her posting to Macau, Yan was a vice-chairwoman of Guangxi.
The Liaison Office is the representative office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Macau. Its director, Fu Ziying, is the highest-ranking central government official posted to Macau.