Xia Baolong, male, Han nationality, is a native of Tianjin Municipality. He was born in 1952, graduated from the Economy Institute of Beijing University, and joined the CPC in 1973. He is a doctor of economics. Xia held leading posts in the Hexi district of Tianjin, and served as vice-mayor of Tianjin until 2002. He was elected deputy secretary of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee in 2003.
Xia was an alternate member of the 16th and 17th CPC Central Committees. He is now a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee. He was Governor of Zhejiang Province for one year in 2012 and Secretary of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee from 2012 to 2017. He served as Director, Provincial People’s Congress Standing Committee of Zhejiang Province from 2013 to 2017. In 2017 he was named vice-chairman of the Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of the NPC.