Xue Qingguo, born in January 1964, is a male ethnic Han from Qingdao, Shandong Province. He began to work in January 1989. He has a postgraduate education and holds a Doctorate in Science. His previous roles include Deputy Director-General of the Administrative Committee of Qingdao Free Trade Zone, Vice President of Shandong Federation of Social Sciences, Deputy Director-General of Shandong Provincial Department of Culture, Deputy Secretary of CPC Binzhou Committee, Director-General of Foreign (Overseas Chinese) Affairs Office of Shandong Provincial Government and President of Shandong People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Qingdao Committee, Vice Mayor of Qingdao, and Vice Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group of Qingdao Municipal Government.