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Premier of the
State Council of the
People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国国务院总理
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
Guówùyuàn Zǒnglǐ
People's Republic of China National Emblem.svg
Emblem of the People's Republic of China
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Incumbent
Li Keqiang

since 15 March 2013
Style Mr. Premier (总理)
(formal)
His Excellency (阁下)
(in international correspondence)
Member of Central Committee
Politburo Standing Committee
National Security Commission
State Council (Cabinet)
Plenary Meeting of the State Council [zh]
Executive Meeting of the State Council [zh]
Reports to National People's Congress and its Standing Committee
Residence Zhongnanhai
Seat Regent Palace, Zhongnanhai, Beijing
Nominator President (1982–present)
the Party Central Committee
(1975–1982, president abolished)
Appointer President, according to the decision of the National People's Congress
Term length Five years
renewable once
Constituting instrument Constitution of the People's Republic of China
Precursor Premier of the Government Administration Council of the Central People's Government
Inaugural holder Zhou Enlai
Formation 27 September 1954 (State Council of the PRC)
1 October 1949 (Government Administration Council of the Central People's Government)
Deputy Vice Premier
State Councillor
Salary ¥152,121 RMB ($22,000 USD)
Website State Council
Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
Simplified Chinese 中华人民共和国国务院总理
Traditional Chinese 中華人民共和國國務院總理
Literal meaning Chinese People Republic State Affairs Court General Manager
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 国务院总理
Traditional Chinese 國務院總理
Literal meaning State Affairs Court General Manager

The Premier of China, officially "Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China", is the leader of the State Council of China, who is the head of government and holds the highest rank (Level 1) in the Civil Service.

The Premier is formally approved by the National People's Congress upon the nomination of the President. In practice, the candidate is chosen through an informal process within the Communist Party of China. Both the President and the Premier are selected once every five years. The Premier has always been a member of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee.

The current Premier is Li Keqiang, who took office on 15 March 2013.

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