List of leaders of the People's Republic of China

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This is a list of leaders of the People's Republic of China Government institutions. Each institution of the PRC is headed by a chairperson or president, with some being more prominent than others.


Current office holders[edit]

President of the People's Republic of China This section needs update
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
Zhang Dejiang Institution National People's Congress The Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress presides over the plenary of Congress. The Chairman also chairs the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress as well as representing the speaker of Congress.
Current holder Zhang Dejiang
Birthplace Tai'an County, Liaoning, Liaoning
Constituency Chongqing At-large
Since 14 March 2013
Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
Li Keqiang Institution State Council The Premier is the highest administrative position in the Government of the People's Republic of China. The Premier is responsible for organizing and administering the Chinese civil bureaucracy. This includes overseeing the various ministries, departments, commissions and statutory agencies and announcing their candidacies to the National People's Congress for Vice-Premiers, State Councillors and ministry offices.
Current holder Li Keqiang
Birthplace Dingyuan County, Anhui
Constituency Shandong At-large
Since 15 March 2013
Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
Jia Qinglin Institution CPPC Conference The Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference oversees the Conference In practice, its role and powers are somewhat analogous to a speaker of a legislative upper house and there have been occasional proposals to formalize this role in the PRC Constitution.
Current holder Jia Qinglin
Birthplace Botou, Cangzhou, Hebei
Constituency Beijing At-large
Since 16 March 2003
Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China This section needs update
President of the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China
Wang Shengjun Institution Supreme People's Court The President of the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China oversee the highest court in the mainland area of the People's Republic of China not including Hong Kong or Macau.
Current holder Wang Shengjun
Birthplace Suzhou, Anhui
Constituency Guizhou At-large
Since 15 March 2008
Procurators-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate
Institution Supreme People's Procuratorate The Procurators-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China oversee the highest agency at the national level responsible for both prosecution and investigation in the People's Republic of China.
Current holder Cao Jianming
Birthplace Nantong, Jiangsu
Constituency Hubei At-large
Since 15 March 2008

Historic office holders[edit]

Year President SC NPC Chairman Premier NC CPPC Chairman CMC Chairman SPC President SPP Procurators-General
1949     1: Zhou Enlai 1: Mao Zedong   1: Shen Junru 1: Luo Ronghuan
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954 1: Mao Zedong 1: Liu Shaoqi 2: Dong Biwu 2: Zhang Dingcheng
1955 2: Zhou Enlai
1956
1957
1958
1959 3: Xie Juezai
1960 2: Liu Shaoqi 2: Zhu De
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965 4: Yang Xiufeng
1966
1967
1968
1969 2½: Song Qingling
& Dong Biwu (acting)
1970
1971
1972
1973 2½: Dong Biwu
(acting)
1974
1975 5: Jiang Hua  
1976   2½: Song Qingling
(acting)
2: Hua Guofeng  
1977
1978 3: Ye Jianying 3: Deng Xiaoping 3: Huang Huoqing
1979
1980
1981 2½: Song Qingling
(honorary)
3: Zhao Ziyang
1982  
1983 3: Li Xiannian 4: Peng Zhen 3: Deng Yingchao 1: Deng Xiaoping 6: Zheng Tianxiang 4: Yang Yichen
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988 4: Yang Shangkun 5: Wan Li 4: Li Peng 5: Li Xiannian 7: Ren Jianxin 5: Liu Fuzhi
1989
1990 2: Jiang Zemin
1991
1992  
1993 5: Jiang Zemin 6: Qiao Shi 6: Li Ruihuan 6: Zhang Siqing
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998 7: Li Peng 5: Zhu Rongji 8: Xiao Yang 7: Han Zhubin
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003 6: Hu Jintao 8: Wu Bangguo 6: Wen Jiabao 6: Jia Qinglin 8: Jia Chunwang
2004
2005 3: Hu Jintao
2006
2007
2008 9: Wang Shengjun 9: Cao Jianming
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Other important institutions[edit]

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
Xi Jinping Institution Secretaryship The General Secretary is the highest-ranking official within the Communist Party of China, a standing member of the Politburo and head of the Secretariat. Also the post holders are usually the de facto leaders of the People's Republic of China. Recently, the General Secretary holds the authority of Paramount leader in China. Also China is a Single-party state that General Secretary holds the highest Political position ranking of PRC which is the most powerful position in the Chinese government.
Current holder Xi Jinping
Birthplace Beijing, China
Constituency Shanghai At-large
Since 15 November 2012
Vice President of the People's Republic of China This section needs update
Vice Premiers of the People's Republic of China
Portrait Information Posts
Zhang Gaoli
Rank 1st Member of the Politburo Standing Committee (7th Ranked)

finance, development, reform, land, resources,
environmental protection, housing, urban-rural development, etc.

Name Zhang Gaoli
Constituency Tianjin At-large
Ethnicity Han
Birthplace Jinjiang, Fujian
took office since 16 March 2013
Liu Yandong
Rank 2nd Member of the Politburo

education, health, sports, & culture

Name Liu Yandong
Constituency Hebei At-large
Ethnicity Han
Birthplace Nantong, Jiangsu
took office since 16 March 2013
Wang Yang
Rank 3rd Member of the Politburo

agriculture, water resources, commerce, & tourism

Name Wang Yang
Constituency Anhui At-large
Ethnicity Han
Birthplace Suzhou, Anhui
took office since 16 March 2013
Ma Kai
Rank 4th Member of the Politburo

industry, transport, bank, human resources, & social security

Name Ma Kai
Constituency Shanxi At-large
Ethnicity Han
Birthplace Jinshan District, Shanghai
took office since 16 March 2013

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