An ethnic Han, Lin Yifu was born in Yilan of Taiwan in October 1952. He is a full-time Vice Chairman of the ACFIC and the ACGCIC, and the Honorary Dean and Professor of the National School of Development of Peking University. He is a member of the 12th CPPCC Standing Committee and Vice Director of its Economic Committee. He was a Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank between Feb. 2008 and Aug. 2012. His highest educational degree was a Postdoctoral, Yale University, 1987.