Professor Baoxing Qiu is Vice Minister for the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China. He is also President of the China Urban Planning Society and President of the Chinese Society for Urban Studies.
As part of this role he has worked on the development of eco-cities in China, promoted more sustainable forms for China's rapid urbanisation and promoted programmes around water efficiency.
Professor Qiu has a PhD in Economy, a PhD in Urban Planning and more than 25 years experience in urban development and economic and social development. He is well-recognized as a high profile expert as well as an official in both professional and academic fields and in the international arena.