Premier of the People's Republic of China
The Premier of China, officially "Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China", is the leader of the State Council of China, who is the head of government and holds the highest rank (Level 1) in the Civil Service.
|Premier of the|
State Council of the
People's Republic of China
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
|Style||Mr. Premier (总理)|
His Excellency (阁下)
(in international correspondence)
|Type||Head of the State Council|
|Status||Head of Government|
|Member of||Party Central Committee|
Politburo Standing Committee
National Security Commission
State Council (cabinet)
Plenary Meeting of the State Council
Executive Meeting of the State Council
|Reports to||National People's Congress and its Standing Committee|
|Seat||Regent Palace, Zhongnanhai, Beijing|
the Party Central Committee
(1975–1982, president abolished)
|Appointer||President, according to the decision of the National People's Congress|
|Term length||Five years |
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of the People's Republic of China|
|Precursor||President of the Executive Yuan (in Mainland China)|
Premier of the Government Administration Council of the Central People's Government
|Inaugural holder||Zhou Enlai[note 1]|
|Formation||27 September 1954 (State Council of the PRC)|
1 October 1949 (Government Administration Council of the Central People's Government)
|Unofficial names||Prime Minister of China|
|Salary||¥152,121 RMB ($22,000 USD)|
|Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China|
|Literal meaning||Chinese People Republic State Affairs Court General Manager|
|Alternative Chinese name|
|Literal meaning||State Affairs Court General Manager|
The Premier is formally approved by the National People's Congress upon the nomination of the President. In practice, the candidate is chosen through an informal process within the Communist Party of China. Both the President and the Premier are selected once every five years. The Premier has always been a member of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee.
The current Premier is Li Qiang, who took office on 11 March 2023.
- as the only Premier of the Government Administration Council (1949–1954) and also the first Premier (1954–1976) of the State Council.
- "Public employees get salary increase - China - Chinadaily.com.cn". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Archived from the original on 2019-06-05. Retrieved 2019-11-06.