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President of the People's Republic of China
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People's Republic of China National Emblem.svg
Emblem of the People's Republic of China
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Incumbent
Xi Jinping

since 14 March 2013
Style Mr. / Madam President (主席) (formal)
His / Her Excellency (阁下) (diplomatic)
Residence Zhongnanhai
Seat West Building, Zhongnanhai, Beijing (de jure)
Nominator Presidium of the National People's Congress
Appointer National People's Congress
Term length Five years
Renewable; No term limits
Constituting instrument Constitution of the People's Republic of China
Inaugural holder Mao Zedong (as Chairman under the 1954 Constitution)
Li Xiannian (as President under the 1982 Constitution)
Formation 27 September 1954
18 June 1983
Abolished January 1975 – December 1982
Deputy Vice President
Salary ¥152,121 RMB ($22,000 USD)
President of the People's Republic of China
Simplified Chinese 中华人民共和国主席
Traditional Chinese 中華人民共和國主席
Literal meaning Chinese People Republic Chairperson
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 国家主席
Traditional Chinese 國家主席
Literal meaning State Chairperson

The President of China (officially President of the People's Republic of China) is the head of state of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On paper, the presidency is a largely ceremonial office with limited powers. However, in recent years the General Secretary of the Communist Party has also served simultaneously as President. His election to the office makes him paramount leader of China. The office is classified as an institution of the state rather than an administrative post.

The current President is Xi Jinping. He took office on 14 March 2013.

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