Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party
The Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (Chinese: 中国共产党中央委员会主席) was the head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The position was established at the 8th National Congress in 1945 and abolished at the 12th National Congress in 1982, being replaced by that of the General Secretary. The CCP Chairman was elected by the Central Committee in plenary session and had full powers over the Central Committee, the Politburo and its Standing Committee.
List of chairmen[change | change source]
- Mao Zedong (19 June 1945 – 9 September 1976)
- Hua Guofeng (7 October 1976 – 28 June 1981)
- Hu Yaobang (29 June 1981 – 11 September 1982)
List of vice chairmen[change | change source]
- 8th Central Committee (1956–1969)
- Liu Shaoqi (expelled in 1968), Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, Chen Yun, Lin Biao (from 1959).
- 9th Central Committee (1969–1973)
- Lin Biao (died in 1971).
- 10th Central Committee (1973–1977)
- Hua Guofeng (First Vice-chairman from 6 April 1976, chairman from 9 September), Zhou Enlai (died in 1976), Wang Hongwen (arrested in 1976), Kang Sheng (died in 1975), Li Desheng, Ye Jianying, Deng Xiaoping (from 1975 to 1976, and from 1977).
- 11th Central Committee (1977–1982)
- Ye Jianying, Deng Xiaoping, Chen Yun, Li Xiannian, Wang Dongxing, Hua Guofeng (from 1981), Zhao Ziyang (from 1981).