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State Council

The State Council, namely the Central People’s Government, is the highest state administrative body. The State Council carries out the laws enacted and decisions adopted by the NPC and its Standing Committee. The State Council is responsible to the NPC and its Standing Committee, and reports to them on its work. The State Council has the power to formulate administrative measures, enact administrative regulations, and promulgate decisions and orders within its functions and powers. The State Council is composed of the premier, vice-premiers, state councilors, the heads of the various ministries and commissions, the auditor-general and the secretary-general. The organizational structure of the current State Council is as follows:

State Council State Councilors: Chi Haotian, Luo Gan, Wu Yi (f.) Ismail Amat (ethnic Uygur) and Wang Zhongyu

Premier: Wen Jiabao

Vice-Premiers: Huang Ju, Wu Yi, Zeng Peiyan and Hui Liangyu

Secretary-General: Hua Jianmin (concurrently)

Ministries and Commissions Under the State Council:

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Li Zhaoxing

Minister of National Defense: Cao Gangchuan

Minister in charge of the State Development and Reform Commission: Ma Kai

Minister of Education: Zhou Ji

Minister of Science and Technology: Xu Guanhua

Minister in charge of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense: Zhang Yunchuan

Minister in charge of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission: Li Dek Su (Korean)

Minister of Public Security: Zhou Yongkang

Minister of State Security: Xu Yongyue

Minister of Supervision: Li Zhilun

Minister of Civil Affairs: Li Xueju

Minister of Justice: Zhang Fusen

Minister of Finance: Jin Renqing

Minister of Personnel: Zhang Bailin

Minister of Labor and Social Security: Zheng Silin

Minister of Land and Resources: Tian Fengshan

Minister of Construction: Wang Guangtao

Minister of Railways: Liu Zhijun

Minister of Communications: Zhang Chunxian

Minister of Information Industry: Wang Xudong

Minister of Water Resources: Wang Shucheng

Minister of Agriculture: Du Qinglin

Minister of Commerce: Lu Fuyuan

Minister of Culture: Sun Jiazheng

Minister of Health: Zhang Wenkang

Minister in charge of the State Population and Family Planning Commission: Zhang Weiqing

Governor of the People's Bank of China: Zhou Xiaochuan

Auditor-General of the National Audit Office: Li Jinhua

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