Hou Zhiping was born in February in Heyang, Shanxi Province. She majored in LLM at Southwest University of Political Science and Law and obtained her master’s degree there. Judge Hou started her judicial career in November 2011 and worked in People’s Court of Chengmai County as a judge’s assistant. From March 2014 to November 2016, she held the post of deputy director of Trial Transaction Office. In July 2014, she was appointed as a judge in the Civil Division of People’s Court of Chengmai County. In November 2016, she was appointed as the deputy chief judge of the Civil Division. Judge Hou was appointed as a Judge of the First Rank in August 2019.