15th Politburo of the Communist Party of China

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The 15th Politburo of the Communist Party of China was elected by the 15th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on September 19, 1997.

Members[edit]

In stroke order of surnames:
  1. Ding Guangen (丁关根), Secretary of the Secretariat, head of the Propaganda Department
  2. Tian Jiyun (田纪云), Vice-Chairman of the National People's Congress
  3. Zhu Rongji (朱镕基), Premier of the State Council
  4. Jiang Zemin (江泽民), General Secretary of the Communist Party, President of the People's Republic of China, Chairman of the Central Military Commission
  5. Li Peng (李鹏), Chairman of the National People's Congress
  6. Li Changchun (李长春), Party Secretary of Guangdong
  7. Li Lanqing (李岚清), Vice Premier
  8. Li Tieying (李铁映), President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  9. Li Ruihuan (李瑞环), Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
  10. Wu Bangguo (吴邦国), Vice Premier
  11. Wu Guanzheng (吴官正), Party Secretary of Shandong
  12. Chi Haotian (迟浩田), Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, State Councilor, Minister of Defence
  13. Zhang Wannian (张万年), Secretary of the Secretariat, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission
  14. Luo Gan (罗干), Secretary of the Secretariat, Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, State Councilor
  15. Hu Jintao (胡锦涛), Secretary of the Secretariat (first-ranked), Vice President of the People's Republic of China
  16. Jiang Chunyun (姜春云), Vice-Chairman of the National People's Congress
  17. Jia Qinglin (贾庆林), Mayor, then Party Secretary of Beijing
  18. Qian Qichen (钱其琛), Vice Premier
  19. Huang Ju (黄菊), Party Secretary of Shanghai
  20. Wei Jianxing (尉健行), Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Secretary of the Secretariat
  21. Wen Jiabao (温家宝), Vice-Premier
  22. Xie Fei (谢非), Vice-Chairman of the National People's Congress (died in office)

Alternate Members[edit]

Ordered in the number of ballots
  1. Zeng Qinghong (曾庆红), Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China, then head of the Organization Department
  2. Wu Yi (吴仪), State Councilor

Standing Committee Members[edit]

Ordered in political position ranking
  1. Jiang Zemin
  2. Li Peng
  3. Zhu Rongji
  4. Li Ruihuan
  5. Hu Jintao
  6. Wei Jianxing
  7. Li Lanqing

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