The PRC’s Economic Leadership

Who are the key decision makers from an economic policy perspective in the People’s Republic of China? According to the China Business Review in 2008, Mr Cheng Li reported that “most of the major economic decisions in the country are subject to final approval by the nine-member Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) of the Communist Party of China.”cdxvi

Only four members of the PSC, which includes President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jaiobao, Vice President Xi Jinping, and Executive Vice Premier Li Keqiang, are partially or primarily responsible for economic affairs within the People’s Republic of China. Additionally, only three of 16 non-standing members of the Politburo oversee ...

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