State Council of the People's Republic of China
The State Council of the People's Republic of China ( Chinese 中華人民共和國 國務院 / 中华人民共和国 国务院 , Pinyin Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Guówùyuàn ), also known as the Central People's Government ( 中央 人民政府 ), is the executive authority of the National People's Congress and the highest administrative body. Under constitutional law , the State Council consists of the Prime Minister , several Vice Prime Ministers , several State Commissioners, the specialist ministers, the chairmen of the specialist commissions, the President of the Chamber of Accounts and the Secretary General.
The State Council can be divided into an “inner” and an “outer cabinet”. The internal cabinet consists of the Prime Minister and five State Council Commissioners, including the head of the State Council Chancellery. The external cabinet consists of the heads of the 28 organs of the State Council at ministerial level, including the Ministry of Commerce, Transport, Public Safety and Health.
The State Council directs the work of the local organs of state administration at all levels uniformly and determines the division of functions and powers between the central government and the organs of state administration of the provinces, the autonomous regions and the cities directly under the government.
The candidates for high-ranking government offices of the State Council are nominated non-publicly by the leadership of the Communist Party , whereupon the National People's Congress formally approves the appointment.
In addition to the State Council's press office, the Foreign Language Office , which is responsible for informing the global public, reports to it.
- The legal status and functions of the Council of State ( German ) September 18, 2003. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
- State Council Ministers. State Council of the People's Republic of China, March 19, 2018, accessed February 25, 2020 .
- 中华人民共和国 中央 人民政府 / The Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China (gov.cn , Engl.)