|Type||Supra-ministerial policy coordination and consultation body|
Director of General Office
Deputy Director of General Office
|Subsidiaries||The Foreign Affairs Office|
|Central Foreign Affairs Commission|
The Central Foreign Affairs Commission is a commission of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that exercises general oversight on matters related to foreign affairs. It is currently chaired by CCP General Secretary and President Xi Jinping, with Premier Li Keqiang as its deputy leader. The main execution body of the commission is the General Office, with the director of the Office being China's top diplomat, currently Wang Yi. Since 1993, the leader of the group had also served as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and President of the People's Republic of China.
The commission was first established in 1981 as the Central Foreign Affairs Leading Group (FALG or FALSG; Chinese: 中央外事工作领导小组; pinyin: Zhōngyāng Wàishì Gōngzuò Lǐngdǎo Xiǎozǔ). Established in 1981, the FALG was chaired until 1988 by Li Xiannian, a leading member of the Eight Elders, CCP Vice-chairman from 1977 to 1982, and Chinese president from 1983 to 1988; Li represented the interests of nationalist hard-liners and economic leftists, and generally opposed the policies of Deng Xiaoping, then-de facto leader. During the 1990s, the Chinese leadership became more institutionalized and less focused on factional and informal politics.
In March 2018, the leading group was redesignated the Central Foreign Affairs Commission.
Since November 2017