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Central Foreign Affairs Commission
中央外事工作委员会
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Formation1981; 41 years ago (1981)
TypeSupra-ministerial policy coordination and consultation body
Location
  • Beijing
Leader
Xi Jinping
Deputy Leader
Li Keqiang
Director of General Office
Yang Jiechi
Deputy director of General Office
Le Yucheng
Parent organization
Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
SubsidiariesThe Foreign Affairs Office

The Central Foreign Affairs Commission (Chinese: 中央外事工作委员会; pinyin: Zhōngyāng Wàishì Gōngzuò Wěiyuánhuì), formerly known as the Central Foreign Affairs Leading (Small) Group (FALG or FALSG; Chinese: 中央外事工作领导小组; pinyin: Zhōngyāng Wàishì Gōngzuò Lǐngdǎo Xiǎozǔ) 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, and Premier Li Keqiang is deputy leader. They are assisted by its office director, CCP Politburo member Yang Jiechi, Foreign minister Wang Yi, and its membership includes officials of minister-rank and above.

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. 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 main execution body of the FALG is the Foreign Affairs Office which currently headed by Yang Jiechi.

In March 2018, the leading group was redesignated the Central Foreign Affairs Commission.[1]

Current membership

Since November 2017

Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui with James Mattis and Rex Tillerson, June 2017
Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui with James Mattis and Rex Tillerson, June 2017

Chronological list of leaders

  1. Li Xiannian, CCP Vice-chairman, President (1981–1988)
  2. Li Peng, CCP Politburo Standing Committee member and Premier (1988–1993)
  3. Jiang Zemin, CCP General Secretary and President (1993–2004)
  4. Hu Jintao, CCP General Secretary and President (2004–2013)
  5. Xi Jinping, CCP General Secretary and President (2013–)

References

  1. ^ "CPC releases plan on deepening reform of Party and state institutions". People's Daily Online. Archived from the original on 22 March 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018.

See also