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List of vice premiers of the People's Republic of China

To avoid confusion, all the names on this list follow the Eastern order convention (family name first, given name second) for consistency.

This is a list of the Vice premiers of the People's Republic of China since 1949.

In the People's Republic of China premiers elected by delegation of the National People's Congress every five years also are limited to two terms.

Senior Vice Premiers of the People's Republic of China (1949-present)

The Vice premiership of PRC was created since the establishment of the People's Republic of China on 1 October 1949.

Generations of leadership

      First Administration       Second Administration       Third Administration       Hu–Wen Administration       Xi–Li Administration

Portrait Senior Vice Premier NPC Term of office Premiers
Vice Premiers of the Government Administration Council of the Central People's Government (1949–54) Zhou Enlai
Dong Biwu
董必武
(1886–1975)
Hubei At-large
CP 1 October
1949
15 September
1954
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Chen Yun (2nd) Guo Moruo (3rd) Huang Yanpei (4th) Deng Xiaoping (5th)
Vice Premiers of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (1954-present)
1 Chen Yun
陈云
(1905–1995)
Shanghai At-large
I 15 September
1954
18 April
1959
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Lin Biao (2nd), Peng Dehuai (3rd), Deng Xiaoping (4th), Deng Zihui (5th),
He Long (6th), Chen Yi (7th), Ulanhu (8th), Li Fuchun (9th), Li Xiannian (10th)
II 18 April
1959
21 December
1964
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Lin Biao (2nd), Peng Dehuai (3rd), Deng Xiaoping (4th), Deng Zihui (5th), He Long (6th),
Chen Yi (7th), Ulanhu (8th), Li Fuchun (9th), Li Xiannian (10th), Nie Rongzhen (11th),
Bo Yibo (12th), Tan Zhenlin (13th), Lu Dingyi (14th), Luo Ruiqing (15th), Xi Zhongxun (16th)
2 Lin Biao
林彪
(1907–1971)
PLA At-large
III 21 December
1964
13 September
1971 (died in office)
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Chen Yun (2nd), Deng Xiaoping (3rd), He Long (4th), Chen Yi (5th), Ke Qingshi (6th),
Ulanhu (7th), Li Fuchun (8th), Li Xiannian (9th), Tan Zhenlin (10th), Nie Rongzhen (11th),
Bo Yibo (12th), Lu Dingyi (13th), Luo Ruiqing (14th), Tao Zhu (15th), Xie Fuzhi (16th)
3 Deng Xiaoping
邓小平
(1904–1997)
Beijing At-large
III
(cont)
13 September
1971 (acting)
4 January
1975
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Chen Yun (2nd), He Long (3rd), Chen Yi (4th), Ke Qingshi (5th), Ulanhu (6th),
Li Fuchun (7th), Li Xiannian (8th), Tan Zhenlin (9th), Nie Rongzhen (10th), Bo Yibo (11th),
Lu Dingyi (12th), Luo Ruiqing (13th), Tao Zhu (14th), Xie Fuzhi (15th)
IV 4 January
1975
5 March
1978
Zhou Enlai
(1975–1976)
Hua Guofeng*
(1976–1978)
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Zhang Chunqiao (2nd), Li Xiannian (3rd), Chen Xilian (4th), Ji Dengkui (5th), Hua Guofeng* (6th),
Chen Yonggui (7th), Wu Guixian (8th), Wang Zhen (9th), Yu Qiuli (10th), Gu Mu, Song Jian (11th)
V 5 March
1978
10 September
1980 (resigned)
Hua Guofeng
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Li Xiannian (2nd), Xu Xiangqian (3rd), Ji Dengkui (4th), Yu Qiuli (5th), Chen Xilian (6th), Geng Biao (7th),
Chen Yonggui (8th), Fang Yi (9th), Wang Zhen (10th), Gu Mu (11th), Kang Shi'en (12th), Chen Muhua (13th)
4 Wan Li
万里
(1916–2015)
Anhui At-large
V
(cont)
10 September
1980 (acting)
6 June
1983
Zhao Ziyang
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Li Xiannian (2nd), Xu Xiangqian (3rd), Ji Dengkui (4th), Yu Qiuli (5th), Chen Xilian (6th), Geng Biao (7th),
Chen Yonggui (8th), Fang Yi (9th), Wang Zhen (10th), Gu Mu (11th), Kang Shi'en (12th), Chen Muhua (13th)
VI 6 June
1983
25 March
1988
Zhao Ziyang
(1980–1987)
Li Peng*
(1987–1988)
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Yao Yilin (2nd), Li Peng* (3rd), Tian Jiyun (4th), later: Qiao Shi
5 Yao Yilin
姚依林
(1917–1994)
Jiangxi At-large
VII 25 March
1988
5 March
1993
Li Peng
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Tian Jiyun (2nd), Wu Xueqian (3rd), later: Zou Jiahua, Zhu Rongji
6 Zhu Rongji
朱镕基
(1928–)
Hunan At-large
VIII 25 March
1993
17 March
1998
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Zou Jiahua (2nd), Qian Qichen (3rd), Li Lanqing (4th), later: Wu Bangguo, Jiang Chunyun
7 Li Lanqing
李岚清
(1932–)
Jiangsu At-large
IX 17 March
1998
6 March
2003
Zhu Rongji
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Qian Qichen (2nd) Wu Bangguo (3rd) Wen Jiabao (4th)
8 Huang Ju
黄菊
(1938–2007)
Shanghai At-large
X 6 March
2003
2 June
2007 (died in office)
Wen Jiabao
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Wu Yi (2nd) Zeng Peiyan (3rd) Hui Liangyu (4th)
Wu Yi
吴仪
(1938–)
Zhejiang At-large
X
(cont)
2 June
2007 (acting)
16 March
2008
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Zeng Peiyan (2nd) Hui Liangyu (3rd)
9 Li Keqiang
李克强
(1955–)
Liaoning At-large
XI 16 March
2008
16 March
2013
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Hui Liangyu (2nd) Zhang Dejiang (3rd) Wang Qishan (4th)
10 Zhang Gaoli
张高丽
(1946–)
Tianjin At-large
XII 16 March
2013
Incumbent
(term expires 2018)
Li Keqiang
Deputy Vice Premiers:
Liu Yandong (2nd) Wang Yang (3rd) Ma Kai (4th)

See also

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