Last updated: May 13, 2021
The following chart reflects the State Council’s current organizational structure after its March 2018 reorganization as well as the creation of the National Administration for Rural Revitalization and the National Administration for Disease Prevention and Control in 2021. This chart does not list, however, the State Council’s numerous “deliberation and coordination agencies” [议事协调机构], because there is no official list of them and they change more frequently than other State Council bodies. An explanation of the various types of State Council bodies (except the General Office) can be found here; their official English names are used in the chart when available.
In the chart, “CPCCC” stands for the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. A few of the Chinese phrases that describe the relationships between different entities (or alter egos of the same entity) are translated as follows:
- A加挂B牌子: A is “aka” B;
- A对外保留B牌子: A is “externally aka” B;
- A在B加挂牌子: A has its “functions performed by” B (where A is a State entity and B is a Party entity); and
- A与B一个机构两块牌子: A is the “same as” B (where A is a State entity and B is a Party entity).