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State Council of the People's Republic of China

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Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China visits Hokkaido

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China's State Council holds reception to mark 71st founding anniversary of PRC

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GVS2020–08 | HE Li Keqiang Premier of the State Council, People’s Republic of China

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State Council holds banquet to celebrate 69th anniversary of PRC founding

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Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China calls on the President

The State Council, constitutionally synonymous with the Central People's Government since 1954, is the chief administrative authority of the People's Republic of China. It is chaired by the premier and includes the heads of each cabinet-level executive departments. Currently, the council has 35 members: the premier, one executive vice premier, three other vice premiers, five state councilors, and 25 additional ministers and chairs of major agencies. In the politics of the People's Republic of China, the Central People's Government forms one of three interlocking branches of power, the others being the Communist Party of China and the People's Liberation Army. The State Council directly oversees the various subordinate People's Governments in the provinces, and in practice maintains membership with the top levels of the Communist Party of China.