You Quan was born on January 23 1954, in Lunong county, Hebei province. He received his master's degree in economics in 1987. From 2006 to 2008, he was chairman of the State Electricity Regulatory Commission and deputy secretary general of the State Council. He was elected as a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and appointed secretary of the Standing Committee of the CPC Fujian Provincial Committee in 2012.
1984 - 1987 Renmin University of China, Masters degree in economics
1987 - Jan 2001 Renmin University of China, lecturer in economics
Jan 2001 - Dec 2006 State Council, deputy secretary general
Dec 2006 - Mar 2008 State Electricity Regulatory Commission, chairman and Party Secretary
Mar 2008 - present National Leading Group on Government Affairs Publicity, deputy
Oct 14, 2012 18th CPC Central Committee, member
December 2012 Fujian Party committee, secretary