Mayor: Liu Xiaotao
【Resume】Liu Xiaotao, male, born in July, 1970, a native of Xingning City in Guangdong Province, Han nationality, began to work in July, 1992, joined the Communist Party of China in December, 1991, with a level of education of on-the-job Postgraduate of the Provincial Academy of Social Sciences (with a major in Political Economy at the on-the-job Postgraduate Class of the Provincial Academy of Social Sciences), Master of Economics.
After September 1988, studied Labor Economics at the School of Labor and Human Resources of the Renmin University of China;
After July 1992, served as a section member of the Wage Department of the Provincial Labor Bureau;
After May 1995, served as the principal staff member of the Wage and Welfare Office of the Provincial Labor Department;
After June 2000, served as the vice director of the Office of the Provincial Department of Labor and Social Security (September 1997 － July 2000 studied Political Economy at the on-the-job Postgraduate Class of the Provincial Academy of Social Sciences; March 2003 － July 2003, studied at the training class II for young and middle-aged cadres of the Provincial Party School);
After November 2004, served as the director of the Office of Socialized Management Services for Enterprise Retirees;
After May 2005, served as the director of the Office of the Provincial Department of Labor and Social Security;
After August 2008, served as the vice director and member of the Party Leadership Group of the Provincial Local Taxation Bureau (March 2011 —— January 2012 studied at the training class II for young and middle-aged cadres);
After April 2012, served as a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Maoming Municipal Committee and vice mayor;
After July 2013, served as a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Maoming Municipal Committee and vice mayor as well as vice director of Municipal Social Work Committee;
After April 2014, served as a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Maoming Municipal Committee and the secretary of the CPC Dianbai District Committee;
After April 2016, served as deputy secretary of the CPC Shantou Municipal Committee and mayoral candidate, and in May, serves as secretary of the Party Leadership Group, vice mayor and acting mayor of Shantou Municipal Government.