Secretary-General of the State Council

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The Secretary General of the State Council (Chinese: 国务院秘书长; pinyin: Guówùyuàn Mìshūzhǎng) is an executive position within the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It subordinates below the Premier and above the Ministers of various ministries and departments.[1][2]

The current secretary general is Yang Jing.


The Secretary General is responsible for the day-to-day work of the State Council and is in charge of the State Council General Office.[3]

List of Secretary Generals[edit]

# Name Start of Term End of Term
Secretary General of the Government Administration Council of the Central People's Government (中央人民政府政务院秘书长)
1 Li Weihan October 1949 September 1953
2 Xi Zhongxun September 1953 September 1954
Secretary General of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国国务院秘书长)
1 Xi Zhongxun September 1954 January 1965
2 Zhou Rongxin January 1965 January 1975
post abolished
3 Jin Ming June 1979 February 1980
4 Ji Pengfei February 1980 May 1982
5 Du Xingyuan (杜星垣) May 1982 June 1983
6 Tian Jiyun June 1983 September 1985
7 Chen Junsheng (陈俊生) September 1985 March 1993
8 Luo Gan March 1993 March 1998
9 Wang Zhongyu March 1998 March 2003
10 Hua Jianmin March 2003 March 2008
11 Ma Kai March 2008 March 2013
12 Yang Jing March 2013 Incumbent