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General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
The General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee (Chinese: 中国共产党中央委员会总书记 pinyin: Zhōngguó Gòngchǎndǎng Zhōngyāng Wěiyuánhuì Zǒngshūjì) is the highest ranking official within the Communist Party of China and heads the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China. The General Secretary is the highest ranking member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China. Previously, the Chairman of the Communist Party of China was the highest position in the CPC hierarchy, but that position was abolished on September 11, 1982.
The current Secretary-General is Hu Jintao.
List of General Secretaries
- Chen Duxiu (1921-1922;1925-1927)
- Deng Xiaoping (1956-1957)
- Hu Yaobang (1980-1987)
- Zhao Ziyang (1987-1989)
- Jiang Zemin (1989-2002)
- Hu Jintao (since 2002)
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