Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China

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) are high-ranking executive assistants 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 (Senior 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 Han Zheng, Sun Chunlan, Hu Chunhua and Liu He.

In irregular instances, the position of a Senior 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.

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
National Emblem of the People's Republic of China (2)
Cristina Fernández junto a Han Zheng, el alcalde de Shanghai (cropped)
Incumbent
Han Zheng (pictured)
Sun Chunlan
Hu Chunhua
Liu He

since March 19, 2018
StyleMr. Vice-Premier (副总理)
Reports toPremier of the State Council
ResidenceZhongnanhai
SeatRegent Palace, Zhongnanhai, Beijing
NominatorPremier of the State Council
AppointerPresident, according to the decision of the National People's Congress
Term lengthfive years, renewable once consecutively
PrecursorVice Premier of the Government Administration Council of the Central People's Government
Inaugural holderChen Yun
as the first Senior Vice Premier of the Government Administration Council
FormationSeptember 1954
WebsiteState Council
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
Literal meaningChinese People Republic State Affairs Court Vice General Manager
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese国务院副总理
Traditional Chinese國務院副總理
Literal meaningState Affairs Court Vice General Manager

List of Vice-Premiers

Current Vice-Premiers

Vice Premiers of the People's Republic of China
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Han Zheng
Rank 1st Member of the Politburo Standing Committee (7th Ranked)

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

Name Han Zheng
Constituency Shaanxi At-large
Ethnicity Han
Birthplace Shanghai
took office since 19 March 2018
Sun Chunlan
Rank 2nd Member of the Politburo

education, health, sports, & culture

Name Sun Chunlan
Constituency Jilin At-large
Ethnicity Han
Birthplace Raoyang County, Hebei
took office since 19 March 2018
Hu Chunhua
Rank 3rd Member of the Politburo

agriculture, water resources, commerce, & tourism

Name Hu Chunhua
Constituency Hunan At-large
Ethnicity Han
Birthplace Wufeng County, Hubei
took office since 19 March 2018
Liu He
Rank 4th Member of the Politburo

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

Name Liu He
Constituency Shanxi At-large
Ethnicity Han
Birthplace Beijing
took office since 19 March 2018

See also

1962 in China

Events from the year 1962 in China.

1967 in China

Events from the year 1967 in China.

1969 in China

Events from the year 1969 in China.

1970 in China

Events in the year 1970 in the People's Republic of China.

1972 in China

Events from the year 1972 in China.

1978 in China

Events in the year 1978 in the People's Republic of China.

1982 in China

Events from the year 1982 in China.

Gu Mu

Gu Mu (Chinese: 谷牧; Wade–Giles: Ku Mu; September 1914 – November 6, 2009) was a Chinese revolutionary figure and politician, who served as the Vice-Premier of the People's Republic of China between 1975 and 1982. As one of Deng Xiaoping's main aides in charge of economic management, he played a major role in implementing Deng's economic reform policies of the 1980s. He was a key figure in the creation of Shenzhen, China's first Special Economic Zone.

Hu Chunhua

Hu Chunhua (Chinese: 胡春华; born April 1963) is a Chinese politician, a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, and a Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China. He worked in Tibet for much of his career and ascended the party ranks partly through the Communist Youth League. He is popularly known as "little Hu" due to the similarities of his career with that of former Party General Secretary Hu Jintao (no relation). He became China's youngest governor when he took the position in Hebei province in 2008. He was then promoted to Party Secretary of Inner Mongolia in 2009. In 2012, he was named Communist Party Secretary of Guangdong and entered the Politburo.

Hui Liangyu

Hui Liangyu (Chinese: 回良玉; pinyin: Huí Liángyù,

Xiao'erjing: ﺧُﻮِ ﻟِﯿْﺎ ﻳُﻮْْ‎ ; born October 1944) was a Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China in charge of agriculture.

Jilin University

Jilin University (JLU; simplified Chinese: 吉林大学; traditional Chinese: 吉林大學; pinyin: Jílín Dàxué; often abbreviated JLU or 吉大) located in Changchun, founded in 1946, is a leading national research university under the direct jurisdiction of China's Ministry of Education. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University.

It is strongly supported by state key projects such as Project 985, Project 211 and Project 2011. Jilin University is consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious universities in China, and has research projects in automobile engineering, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering and biology be identified as internationally renowned. In 2017, the university is supported to achieve "world-class" academic status under the Double First Class University Plan by China.

JLU's alumni include the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China Liu Yandong, and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

Li Fuchun

Li Fuchun (Chinese: 李富春; pinyin: Lǐ Fùchūn; Wade–Giles: Li Fu-ch'un; May 22, 1900 – January 9, 1975) was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and politician. He served as a Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China.

Liu He (politician)

Liu He (Chinese: 刘鹤; pinyin: Liú Hè; born 25 January 1952) is a Chinese economist and politician, a current member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, and the director of the General Office serving the Central Financial and Economic Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China; the latter headed by Party General Secretary Xi Jinping. He was named vice-premier on 19 March 2018 and will be heading the Financial Stability and Development Committee.

Liu Yandong

Liu Yandong (Chinese: 刘延东; born 22 November 1945) is a Chinese politician. She recently served as the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China,and was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China from 2007 to 2017, a State Councilor between 2007 and 2012, and headed the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party between 2002 and 2007.

A graduate of Tsinghua University, Liu's career has long been associated with her fellow alumnus and Communist Youth League colleague Hu Jintao. As such Chinese-language media has sometimes labelled Liu as part of the so-called "Tuanpai", or "Youth League clique". Since the retirement of Wu Yi, Liu has been the highest-ranked female political figure in China, and one of only two women with a seat on the Politburo, the other being current vice premier Sun Chunlan.

Sun Chunlan

Sun Chunlan (Chinese: 孙春兰; born May 1950) is a Chinese politician, a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, and a Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China. From 2009 to 2014, Sun served in two prominent regional posts, first as Communist Party Secretary of Fujian province, then Party Secretary of Tianjin, one of China's four direct-controlled municipalities. Her tenure in Fujian made her the second female provincial-level party chief since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 (the first was Wan Shaofen). Between 2014 and 2017, she served as head of the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Prior to Sun leading Fujian, Sun served as the party chief of the coastal city of Dalian and as the First Secretary of All-China Federation of Trade Unions.

Vice-President of Myanmar

The Vice-President of Myanmar (also known as Burma) is the second highest-ranking post in the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The office was established by the 2008 Myanmar constitution and ranks directly after the President. The office came into effect on 30 March 2011, when the new government assumed de jure power and essentially functions in the same manner as any other deputy head of state. There are two vice-presidential posts in the government (according to the website and official), but no distinction is officially made between them. It can be assumed that the posts follow the order of seniority, much like the ones practiced by the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China.

Wu Xueqian

Wu Xueqian (December 19, 1921 – April 4, 2008) was a senior Chinese politician who served as the Foreign Minister and Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China.

Yao Yilin

Yao Yilin (Chinese: 姚依林; pinyin: Yáo Yīlín; September 6, 1917 – December 11, 1994) was a Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1979 to 1988, and the country's First Vice Premier from 1988 to 1993.

Zhang Gaoli

Zhang Gaoli (; born November 1946) is a retired Chinese politician. He served as the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China between 2013 and 2018 and as a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China's highest ruling council, between 2012 and 2017. Prior to his ascension, Zhang served as the Communist Party Secretary of Tianjin between 2007 and 2012, and the Party Secretary in the economic powerhouse of Shandong province between 2002 and 2007.

As Premier Li Keqiang's principal lieutenant, Zhang's portfolio spanned the fields of finance, economic development, natural resources, the environment, and housing. He chaired the ad-hoc steering committees overseeing the Three Gorges Dam, the South–North Water Transfer Project, One Belt One Road, and the Commission on Food Safety of the State Council.

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