10 Xingyuan East Road,
Zibo City, Shandong
Postal Code: 255029
Phone: +86 533 215-1225
Bishop Joseph Yang Yongqiang was born in 1970 to a Catholic family in Boxing county, which was regarded as a cradle of vocations. He was ordained a priest in 1995 after graduating from Sheshan seminary in Shanghai the same year. He returned to Zhoucun the following year and served as parish priest.
He was assigned to teach at the Holy Spirit Major Seminary in Jinan, provincial capital of Shandong in 2005 and at the same time, to work for the provincial Catholic Patriotic Association and Church Affairs Committee. He was nominated by Bishop Ma and elected unanimously as the bishop candidate in late 2009. He was ordained with Vatican-approval on Nov. 15, 2010. Bishop of Zhoucun on 08.02.2013.