Bilingual State Council Organizational Chart

Last updated: November 15, 2021

This chart shows the State Council’s current organizational structure besides its numerous “deliberation and coordination agencies” [议事协调机构]. These agencies are not listed 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.

This chart was first published after the State Council’s March 2018 reorganization and was based on the official State Council organizational chart. It has since been substantively updated to reflect—

  • the renaming of the National Coal Mine Safety Administration to the National Mine Safety Administration in September 2020;
  • the creation of the National Rural Revitalization Administration in January 2021;
  • the creation of the National Administration for Disease Prevention and Control in April 2021; and
  • the creation of the National Anti-Monopoly Administration in November 2021.

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 “akaB;
  • A对外保留B牌子: A is “externally akaB;
  • AB加挂牌子: A has its “functions performed byB (where A is a State entity and B is a Party entity); and
  • AB一个机构两块牌子: A is the “same asB (where A is a State entity and B is a Party entity).

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  1. How would you put the “Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” in this chart as it is regarded as a State Council “派出机构”?

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