Presidium of the National People's Congress

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The Presidium of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China is a 178-member body of the National People's Congress (NPC).[1] It is composed of senior officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the state, non-Communist parties and All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, those without party affiliation, heads of central government agencies and people's organizations, leading members of all the 35 delegations to the NPC session including those from Hong Kong and Macao and the People's Liberation Army.[1] It nominates the President and Vice President of China, the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary-General of the Standing Committee of the NPC, the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and the President of the Supreme People's Court for election by the NPC.[2] Its functions are defined in the Organic Law of the NPC, but not how it is composed.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Presidium elected, agenda set for China's landmark parliamentary session". Xinhua News Agency. 4 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 林 (Lin), 峰 (Feng) (2011). 郑 (Cheng), 宇硕(Joseph Y. S.), ed. Whither China's Democracy: Democratization in China Since the Tiananmen Incident. City University of Hong Kong Press. pp. 65–99. ISBN 978-962-937-181-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> At pp. 68–69.