Politburo of the Communist Party of China

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Central Politburo of the Communist Party of China
中国共产党中央政治局
Coat of arms or logo
Leadership
Status Executive CPC body between Central Committee, Communist Party of China
Leader of
the Party
Xi Jinping,
General Secretary
1st-ranked
member
Xi Jinping
Elected by the Central Committee
Responsible to the Central Committee
Seats 25
Politburo of the Communist Party of China
Simplified Chinese 中国共产党中央政治局
Traditional Chinese 中國共產黨中央政治局
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 政治局

The Central Politburo of the Communist Party of China or Political bureau of the CPC Central Committee, formerly as Central Bureau (中央局) before 1927, is a group of 25 people who oversee the Communist Party of China. Unlike politburos (political bureaus) of other Communist parties, power within the politburo is centralized in the Politburo Standing Committee. The Politburo is nominally appointed by the Central Committee.

The power of the Politburo resides largely in the fact that its members generally simultaneously hold positions within the People's Republic of China state positions and with the control over personnel appointments that the Politburo and Secretariat have. In addition, some Politburo members hold powerful regional positions. How the Politburo works internally is unclear, but it appears that the full Politburo meets once a month and the standing committee meets weekly. This is believed to be much more infrequent than the former Soviet Politburo had been. The agenda for the meetings appears to be controlled by the General Secretary and decisions are made by consensus rather than by majority vote.[1]

The Politburo was eclipsed by the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee in the early 1980s under Hu Yaobang,[2] but has re-emerged as a dominant force after Hu's ousting in 1987.

Current (18th) Politburo members

The 18th Politburo was elected at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2012.

In stroke order of surnames:

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17th Politburo members

The 17th Politburo was elected at the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in October 2007.

In stroke order of surnames:

16th Politburo members

The 16th Politburo was elected at the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2002.

In stroke order of surnames:

15th Politburo members

The 15th Politburo was elected at the 15th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in September 1997.

See also

References

  1. Miller, H. Hu Jintao and the Party Politburo. China Leadership Monitor. Hoover Institution. URL accessed on 15 October 2011.
  2. Li, Cheng et al. (2008). China's Changing Political Landscape, Washington: Brookings Institution Press. ISBN 978-0-8157-5209-7.

External links

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