|Name Abdul'ahat Abdulrixit||Role Political figure|
Abdul'ahat Abdulrixit (Uyghur: ئابلەت ئابدۇرىشىت; Ablet Abdurishit; Chinese: 阿不来提·阿不都热西提; pinyin: Ābùláití Ābùdūrèxītí; born March 1942), was the chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China from 1993 to 2003. He currently serves as the vice chairman of 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
He was born in Yining on March 1942, joined the Communist Party of China in July 1960, and started working in September 1965. He graduated from department of electrical mechanics of Xinjiang Institute of Technology, and holds the title of senior engineer.
From 1991 to 1993, he served as vice chairman of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. In 1993, he was appointed as acting chairman and vice Party chief of Xinjiang. He was confirmed as the chairman of the Region in 1994 and served this post till 2003. From January to May 2003, he was the chairman of Xinjiang People's Congress. He was elected to vice chairman of 10th CPPCC in March 2003, and was re-elected in March, 2008.
He was a member of 15th, 16th and 17th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China.