Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China


Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China
First Vice Premier of the
State Council of the
People's Republic of China
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Incumbent
Li Keqiang

since March 17, 2008
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
People's Republic of China

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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. There is a First-ranking Vice Premier (第一副总理), sometimes called Executive Vice Premier (常务副总理) wrongly by the non-official media. It is an informal title and takes over duties of the Premier at the time of the latter's incapacity. In addition, there are numerous other Vice-Premiers who assume certain broad portfolios.

Current Vice Premiers, in order of rank, are Li Keqiang, Hui Liangyu, Zhang Dejiang and Wang Qishan.

In irregular instances, the position of a First Vice Premier 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.

List of Current Vice Premiers

First Vice Premier Deputy Vice Premiers
Li Keqiang VOA.jpg Hui Liangyu.jpg Zhang Dejiang.jpg Wang Qishan.jpg
Li Keqiang Hui Liangyu (2nd) Zhang Dejiang (3rd) Wang Qishan (4th)

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