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The 20th Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (Chinese: 中国共产党第二十届中央政治局) was elected by the 1st Plenary Session of the 20th Central Committee on 23 October 2022, shortly following the 20th National Congress. It was nominally preceded by the 19th Politburo.


According to party convention, party leaders aged 68 or above are not eligible to remain in the Politburo.[1] Prior to the Congress, CCP general secretary Xi Jinping stated that he would not be retiring, and instead would seek a third term of the paramount leader.[1]

On 22 October 2022, following publication of the list of members of the new Central Committee, it was reported that four of the seven Politburo members from the 19th Politburo were not on the list.[2] Li Zhanshu, aged 72, and Han Zheng, aged 68 were expected to retire from the Politburo following the party convention.[1] While Li Keqiang and Wang Yang were eligible to serve another term, as they are both aged 67, their absence from the list of the new Central Committee members instead means they will go into an early retirement.[3] The three remaining members from the 19th Politburo were Xi Jinping, Wang Huning, and Zhao Leji.[2]


Standing Committee members

Members of the Standing Committee of the 20th Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party, by order of rank
Rank Hanzi Name Born Office
1 习近平 Xi Jinping
General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party
Chairman of the Central Military Commission
President of the People's Republic of China
2 李强 Li Qiang
3 赵乐际 Zhao Leji
4 王沪宁 Wang Huning
5 蔡奇 Cai Qi
First Secretary of the Secretariat of the Chinese Communist Party
6 丁薛祥 Ding Xuexiang
Director of the General Office of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
7 李希 Li Xi
Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection

All members

In stroke order of surnames
Members of the 20th Politburo
Ding Xuexiang
Xi Jinping
Ma Xingrui
Wang Yi
Wang Huning
Yin Li
Shi Taifeng
Liu Guozhong
Li Xi
Li Qiang
Li Ganjie
Li Shulei
Li Hongzhong
He Weidong
He Lifeng
Zhang Youxia
Zhang Guoqing
Chen Wenqing
Chen Jining
Chen Min'er
Zhao Leji
Yuan Jiajun
Huang Kunming
Cai Qi


The 20th CCP Politburo was noted as the first to include a former Minister of State Security[4] and the first Politburo with no women in 25 years.[5]

See also



  1. ^ a b c Yu, Verna (17 October 2022). "Chinese Communist party congress: who's in and who's out of Xi Jinping's inner circle". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  2. ^ a b Cheng, Evelyn (22 October 2022). "China shuffles leadership committee and retains many Xi allies". CNBC. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  3. ^ Gan, Nectar; McCarthy, Simone (22 October 2022). "China's Xi emerges from Communist Party Congress with more power, set for third term". CNN. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  4. ^ Allen-Ebrahimian, Bethany (October 25, 2022). "Xi's new inner circle emphasizes security and loyalty". Axios. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  5. ^ Chen, Han (October 24, 2022). "No women named to China's powerful Politburo for first time in 25 years". Axios. Retrieved October 25, 2022.