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Famous Politicians from China

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List of famous politicians from China, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Chinese politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Chinese politicians of all time, so if you're a native of China and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from China, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List politicians include Li Xiannian, Chan Seng Khai and many additional politicians as well.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of China in order to get more information about each one.
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Adrienne Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Age: 80

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: Canada, China

Adrienne Louise Clarkson (Chinese: 伍冰枝; pinyin: Wǔ Bīngzhī; née Poy, February 10, 1939) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, ...more
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Andrew Yang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Andrew Yang Age: 64

Nationality: China

Andrew Yang was the 29th Minister of National Defense of the Republic of China in 1–6 August 2013. Prior to his current position, he was the Deputy Minister of National Defense in 2009–2013.
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Antonio Ng is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Antonio Ng Age: 62

Birthplace: Nanhai District, China

Nationality: China

António Ng Kuok Cheong (simplified Chinese: 吴国昌; traditional Chinese: 吳國昌; pinyin: Wú Guóchāng; born September 26, 1957 in Nanhai, Guangdong; moved to Macau in 1959) is ...more
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Bagatur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Bagatur Age: 64

Birthplace: Kangping County

Nationality: China

Bagatur or Bater (simplified Chinese: 巴特尔; traditional Chinese: 巴特爾; pinyin: Bātè'ěr; born February 1955) is a Chinese politician of Mongol ancestry, currently serving as the Chairman of ...more
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Bao Zheng is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Bao Zheng Dec. at 63 (999-1062)

Birthplace: Hefei, China

Nationality: China

Bao Zheng (包拯; Bāo Zhěng; 5 March 999 – 3 July 1062), commonly known as Bao Gong (包公; Bāo Gōng; 'Lord Bao'), was a Chinese politician during the reign of Emperor Renzong in China's Song Dynasty. ...more
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Bo Xilai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Age: 70

Birthplace: Beijing, China

Nationality: China

Bo Xilai (Chinese: 薄熙来; pinyin: Bó Xīlái; born 3 July 1949) is a disgraced former Chinese politician. He came to prominence through his tenures as the mayor of Dalian and then the ...more
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Bo Yibo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Dec. at 99 (1908-2007)

Birthplace: Taiyuan, China

Nationality: China

Bo Yibo (17 February 1908 – 15 January 2007) (in older texts spelled Po I-po) was a Chinese political and military leader. He was one of the most senior political figures in China during the ...more
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Burhan Shahidi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Burhan Shahidi Dec. at 95 (1894-1989)

Birthplace: Kazan Governorate

Nationality: China

Burhan Shahidi (Uyghur: بۇرھان شەھىدى‎, ULY: Burhan Shehidi; برهان شهيدي ; simplified Chinese: 包尔汉•沙希迪; traditional Chinese: 包爾漢•沙希迪; pinyin: Bāo'érhàn•Shāxīdí; Russian: ...more
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Cao Cao is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Dec. at 65 (155-220)

Birthplace: Bozhou, China

Nationality: China

Cao Cao (pronunciation ; [tsʰǎu tsʰáu]; Chinese: 曹操; c. 155 – 15 March 220), courtesy name Mengde, was a Chinese warlord and the penultimate Chancellor of the Eastern Han dynasty who rose ...more
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Cao Gangchuan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Cao Gangchuan Age: 84

Birthplace: Wugang, China

Nationality: China

Cao Gangchuan (simplified Chinese: 曹刚川; traditional Chinese: 曹剛川; pinyin: Cáo Gāngchuān; born December 1935) was vice chairman of the Central Military Commission and former Minister of ...more
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Chan Seng Khai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chan Seng Khai Age: 66

Birthplace: Kuching, Malaysia

Nationality: China, Malaysia

Chan Seng Khai (simplified Chinese: 田承凯; traditional Chinese: 田承凱; pinyin: Tián Chéngkǎi) was the second mayor of Kuching South City Council since 1997. He succeeded Datuk Song ...more
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Chen Deming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chen Deming Age: 70

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Nationality: China

Chen Deming (Chinese: 陈德铭; pinyin: Chén Démíng; born 1949) is a former the President of Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits of the People's Republic of
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Chen Duxiu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Dec. at 63 (1879-1942)

Birthplace: Anqing, China

Nationality: China, Empire of the Great Qing

Chen Duxiu (Chinese: 陳獨秀; Wade–Giles: Ch'en Tu-hsiu; October 8, 1879 – May 27, 1942) was a Chinese revolutionary socialist, educator, philosopher and author, who co-founded the Chinese Communist ...more
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Chen Liangyu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chen Liangyu Age: 73

Birthplace: Ningbo, China

Nationality: China

Chen Liangyu (born October 24, 1946) is a disgraced Chinese politician best known for his tenure as the Communist Party Secretary of Shanghai, the city's top office, from 2002 to his dismissal ...more
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Chen Shui-bian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Age: 69

Birthplace: Guantian District, Taiwan

Nationality: China, Taiwan

Chen Shui-bian (Chinese: 陳水扁; pinyin: Chén Shuǐbiǎn; born 12 October 1950) is a retired Taiwanese politician and lawyer who served as President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) from 2000 ...more
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Chen Xitong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chen Xitong Dec. at 83 (1930-2013)

Birthplace: Sichuan, China

Nationality: China

Chen Xitong (Chinese: 陈希同; pinyin: Chén Xītóng; June 10, 1930 – June 2, 2013) was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China and the Mayor of Beijing until he was ...more
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Chen Yun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chen Yun Dec. at 90 (1905-1995)

Birthplace: Qingpu District, Shanghai

Nationality: China

Chen Yun (simplified Chinese: 陈云; traditional Chinese: 陳雲; pinyin: Chén Yún, pronounced [ʈʂʰə̌n y̌n]; 13 June 1905 – 10 April 1995) was one of the most influential leaders of the ...more
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Cheng Yi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Cheng Yi Dec. at 74 (1033-1107)

Birthplace: Luoyang, China

Nationality: China

Cheng Yi (simplified Chinese: 程颐; traditional Chinese: 程頤; pinyin: Chéng Yí; Wade–Giles: Ch'eng I, 1033–1107), courtesy name Zhengshu (正叔), also known as Yichuan Xiansheng (伊川先生), ...more
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Chiang Ching-kuo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Dec. at 78 (1910-1988)

Birthplace: Fenghua, China

Nationality: China

Chiang Ching-kuo (Chinese: 蔣經國, Ningbo dialect: [tɕiã.tɕiŋ.koʔ]) (27 April 1910 – 13 January 1988) was a politician of the Republic of China. The eldest and only biological son of former ...more
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Chin Peng is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Dec. at 89 (1924-2013)

Birthplace: Sitiawan, Malaysia

Nationality: China

Chin Peng (Chinese: 陳平; pinyin: Chén Píng; Jyutping: Can4 Ping4), former OBE, (21 October 1924 – 16 September 2013) born Ong Boon Hua (Chinese: 王文華; pinyin: Wáng ...more
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Chong Kah Kiat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chong Kah Kiat Age: 71

Birthplace: Kudat, Malaysia

Nationality: China

Tan Sri Datuk Chong Kah Kiat (Chinese: 章家傑; pinyin: Zhāng Jiājié; born 2 June 1948) was the 13th Chief Minister of Sabah, Malaysia. He is also the former president of the Liberal ...more
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Christina Lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Christina Lee Age: 42

Nationality: China

Christina Maisenne Lee is a Hong Kong politician with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong.
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Chua Soi Lek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Age: 72

Birthplace: Batu Pahat, Malaysia

Nationality: China

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek (simplified Chinese: 蔡细历; traditional Chinese: 蔡細歷; pinyin: Cài Xìlì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chuà Soè-li̍k); born 2 January 1947, also ...more
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Claudia Mo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Age: 62

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: China

Claudia Mo (born Mo Man-ching on 18 January 1957), also known as Claudia Bowring, is a Hong Kong journalist and politician, a member of Pan-democracy camp. She is a member of Hong Kong ...more
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CY Leung is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Age: 65

Birthplace: China, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Leung Chun-ying, GBM, GBS, JP (Chinese: 梁振英; born 12 August 1954), also known as CY Leung, is a Hong Kong politician. He served as the third Chief Executive of Hong Kong between 2012 and 2017. ...more