The President of China
The President of China occupies the highest state office in the PRC. In combination with the Standing Committee of the NPC, the President exercises the functions and powers of head of state. The President, pursuant of decisions of the NPC or its Standing Committee, promulgates laws, appoints and removes members of the State Council, issues orders, receives foreign diplomatic representatives on behalf of the PRC, dispatches and recalls plenipotentiary representatives abroad, and ratifies and abrogates treaties and important agreements reached with foreign states. The current President is Hu Jintao; current Vice-President is Zeng Qinghong.