President of China
Ceremonial head of state of China
The President of China (officially President of the People's Republic of China) is the head of state of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On paper, the presidency is a largely ceremonial office with limited powers. However, in recent years the General Secretary of the Communist Party has also served simultaneously as President. His election to the office makes him paramount leader of China.[a] The office is classified as an institution of the state rather than an administrative post.
|President of the People's Republic of China
since 14 March 2013
|Style||Mr. / Madam President (主席) (formal)|
His / Her Excellency (阁下) (diplomatic)
|Status||Head of state|
|Seat||West Building, Zhongnanhai, Beijing (de jure)|
|Nominator||Presidium of the National People's Congress|
|Appointer||National People's Congress|
|Term length||Five years|
Renewable; No term limits
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of the People's Republic of China|
|Inaugural holder||Mao Zedong (as Chairman under the 1954 Constitution)|
Li Xiannian (as President under the 1982 Constitution)
|Formation||27 September 1954|
18 June 1983
|Abolished||January 1975 – December 1982|
|Salary||¥152,121 RMB ($22,000 USD)|
|President of the People's Republic of China|
|Literal meaning||Chinese People Republic Chairperson|
|Alternative Chinese name|
|Literal meaning||State Chairperson|
The current President is Xi Jinping. He took office on 14 March 2013.
- ↑ The office of the President is a prestigious one. The President is the Head of the State. The Constitution of 1982 restores powers and functions of the President for the first time after the office was abolished during the Cultural Revolution. The President is a largely ceremonial position.
- ↑ "Public employees get salary increase - China - Chinadaily.com.cn". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Archived from the original on 5 June 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
- ↑ It is listed as such in the current Constitution; it is thus equivalent to organs such as the State Council, rather than to offices such as that of the Premier.