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China

China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's second-most populous country with a population exceeding 1.4 billion.

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 17,370 entities connected with China. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 1 data source published by authorities or organizations based in China. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

NamePublisherCoverageEntities
China Sanctions lists (partial)Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Foreign Affairsnon-official sourcenot updated83

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 9,507 entities identified as PEPs connected with China.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Premier1--
President1--
Vice Premier, State Council3--
Vice President2--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Director of the National Health Commission1-1
Minister in Charge of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission121
Minister of Agriculture1--
Minister of Civil Affairs1--
Minister of Commerce1--
Minister of Culture and Tourism1--
Minister of Ecology and Environment111
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Housing & Urban-Rural Development1--
Minister of Human Resources & Social Security1--
Minister of Industry & Information Technology1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of National Defense1--
Minister of Natural Resources1--
Minister of Public Security1--
Minister of Science & Technology1--
Minister of State Security1--
Minister of Supervision1--
Minister of Transportation1--
Minister of Water Resources1--
Secretary for Admin. & Justice - Macau (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Civil Service - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Development - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Economics & Finance - Macau (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Education - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Finance - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Food & Health - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Home Affairs - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Innovation & Technology - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Justice - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Labor & Welfare - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Security - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Security - Macau (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Social Affairs & Culture - Macau (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for the Environment & Ecology - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Transport & Logistics - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary for Transport & Public Works - Macau (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Secretary General, State Council133
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress-31
Member of the National People’s Congress--2,927
Member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress-21416
Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress-142
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Auditor General of the People's Republic of China-11
Auditor General, National Audit Office1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Afghanistan to China-1-
ambassador of Belgium to China-2-
ambassador of China to Bangladesh--1
ambassador of China to Canada-24
ambassador of China to Hungary-21
ambassador of China to Kenya-1-
Ambassador of China to Malaysia-21
ambassador of China to Senegal-1-
ambassador of China to the Bahamas-1-
ambassador of France to China-52
ambassador of Hungary to China-11
ambassador of Israel to the People's Republic of China--1
ambassador of Pakistan to China-61
ambassador of Poland to China-21
Ambassador of Spain in the People's Republic of China-51
ambassador of Syria to China--2
ambassador of the People's Republic of China--10
ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Australia-1-
ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Portugal-1-
Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Russian Federation--1
Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Soviet Union--1
ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United States-5-
Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the People's Republic of China-21
ambassador of Ukraine to China-2-
ambassador of Uruguay to China-1-
ambassador of Venezuela to China-1-
Ambassador to the US1--
Argentine Ambassador to China-2-
Burundian Ambassador to China-1-
Cambodian ambassador to China--1
China ambassador to France-4-
Chinese Ambassador to Argentina-11
Chinese Ambassador to Germany--2
Chinese Ambassador to Israel-1-
Chinese Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan-41
Chinese Ambassador to Moldova--1
Chinese ambassador to Nepal-1-
Chinese Ambassador to the Netherlands-12
Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam-1-
Chinese Ambassador to Yemen--1
Ethiopian Ambassador to China--1
Gambian ambassador to China-1-
Jordanian Ambassador to China--1
Palestinian Ambassador to China-32
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to China-62
Zimbabwean Ambassador to China-22

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
National People's Congress deputy-5,300392
member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference-2,273635
standing member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference-30933
member of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party-2823
member of the Provisional Legislative Council--43
Vice-Chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference-819
member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party-197
Vice Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China-135
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson of the People's Republic of China-115
State Councilor of the People's Republic of China-133
Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China-77
Sha Tin District councilor-84
Eastern District councilor-9-
Sai Kung District councilor-81
Kwun Tong District councilor-71
North District councilor-8-
Southern District councilor-62
Wan Chai District councilor-62
Yau Tsim Mong District councilor-8-
Yuen Long District councilor-62
Minister of Education of the People's Republic of China-16
Tsuen Wan District councilor-61
Tuen Mun District councilor-7-
Central and Western District councilor-6-
Chief Executive of Hong Kong-51
Kowloon City District councilor-6-
Minister of Justice of the People's Republic of China-51
Minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China-51
Minister of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China-15
Tai Po District councilor-6-
Wong Tai Sin District councilor-6-
Minister of Public Security of the People's Republic of China-41
Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations-41
Secretary of the Central Secretariat of the Chinese Communist Party-14
State Councilor, State Council5--
Chief of the Joint Staff of the Central Military Commission-4-
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China-4-
Minister of State Security of the People's Republic of China-13
Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate-22
Secretary for Home Affairs-4-
Secretary for the Civil Service-22
Chairman of Central Military Commission of People's Republic of China-21
Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Chinese Communist Party-21
Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference-12
Chief Secretary for Administration-21
Governor of the People's Bank of China111
Islands District councilor-3-
Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China-21
Minister of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China-21
Minister of Culture of the People's Republic of China-3-
Minister of Emergency Management-21
Minister of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China-21
Premier of the People's Republic of China-21
President of the Supreme People's Court of China-12
Chairman of the Revolutionary Committee of Hebei-11
Chief Executive of Macau-11
Chief of the General Office of the Chinese Communist Party-2-
Director-General--2
General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party-11
mayor of Chongqing-11
membre du Comité central du Parti communiste chinois-11
Minister in Charge of the National Development and Reform Commission-11
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs-11
Minister of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China-2-
Minister of Natural Resources of the People's Republic of China-11
President of the People's Republic of China-11
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development-11
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs-11
Secretary for Development-11
Secretary for Education-11
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury-11
Secretary for Labour and Welfare-11
Secretary for Security-11
Chairman, Central Military Commission1--
Chairman, National Development & Reform Commission1--
Chief Executive - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Chief Executive - Macau (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Chief Justice - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Chief Secretary for Admin. - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Commissioner of Police - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Commissioner, Audit - Macau (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption - Macau (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Deputy Secretary for Justice--1
Director of Audit - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Executive Vice Premier, State Council1--
Financial Secretary--1
governor-1-
Governor of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture-1-
Leader of the International Liaison Department of the Chinese Communist Party--1
Minister of Railways of the People's Republic of China-1-
Minister of Supervision of the People's Republic of China-1-
Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China-1-
Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party--1
Premier, State Council1--
President, Court of Final Appeal - Macau (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
President, Legislative Assembly - Macau (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
President, Legislative Council - Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
Prosecutor General - Macau (Special Admin. Region of the People's Republic of China)1--
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What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...