|Mayor of Shanghai|
26 December 2012 - 17 January 2017
Acting until 1 February 2013
|Born||November 1953 (age 66–67)|
Nanhui, Jiangsu (now Pudong, Shanghai), China
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||Chinese Academy of Social Sciences|
Yang Xiong (Chinese: ; born November 1953) is a Chinese politician and business executive who served as Mayor of Shanghai, and prior to that, Chairman of Shanghai Airlines. Yang is a graduate of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences with a master's degree in economics.
Yang Xiong traces his ancestry to the Hangzhou area of Zhejiang province, but was born in Nanhui County, Jiangsu province (now part of Pudong, Shanghai). He completed a graduate degree from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in July 1985. He worked in a variety of positions including chairman of Shanghai Airlines. In February 2001 he was transferred to the municipal government of Shanghai. In February 2003 he became a vice mayor of Shanghai and in January 2008 was promoted to executive vice mayor.
On 26 December 2012 Yang's predecessor Han Zheng, who had been elevated to the position of Communist Party Secretary of Shanghai, resigned as mayor and Yang was appointed the acting mayor of Shanghai in place of Han. On 1 February 2013, he was elected Mayor of Shanghai by the Municipal People's Congress.