Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China

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First-ranked Vice Premier of the
State Council of the
People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国国务院副总理
(排名第一)
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Incumbent
Zhang Gaoli

since March 15, 2013
Residence Zhongnanhai
Nominator the Premier of the State Council
Appointer the National People's Congress
Term length five years, renewable once consecutively
Inaugural holder Chen Yun
Formation September 1954
Website State Council
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The Vice Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国国务院副总理; traditional Chinese: 中華人民共和國國務院副總理; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Guówùyuàn Fùzǒnglǐ) is a high-ranking executive assistant to the Premier. Generally, the title is held by multiple individuals at one time, with each Vice Premier holding a broad portfolio of responsibilities. The highest-ranked office holder is informally called the First-ranked Vice Premier (Executive Vice Premier). The 1st-ranked VP takes over duties of the Premier at the time of the latter's incapacity.

Current Vice Premiers, in order of rank, are Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yandong, Wang Yang and Ma Kai.

In irregular instances, the position of a First-ranked Vice Premier (第一副总理) has been named either to indicate degree of power, nominal power, or when the Premier is incapacitated and requires a full-time assistant to carry out his regular duties. The most prominent case of this is Deng Xiaoping between 1978 and 1980.

List of Current Vice Premiers[edit]

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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