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State Council / The Premier

The Premier of China chairs the State Council, which is the cabinet or chief administrative body of the PRC that includes the heads of all governmental agencies. The Premier is nominated and appointed by the President with NPC approval. The term of office of the State Council is five years. The State Council is composed of the Premier, the Vice-Premiers, the State Councilors, the Secretary-General, the Ministers in charge of ministries, the Ministers in charge of commissions, the Governor of the People's Bank of China, and the Auditor-General of the National Audit Office. The current premier is Wen Jiabao.

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