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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 79
Adrienne Louise Clarkson PC CC CMM COM CD FRSC FRAIC FRCPSC is a Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 26th since Canadian Confederation. Clarkson ...more
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Andrew Yang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Andrew Yang age 63
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 61
António Ng Kuok Cheong is currently a member in the Macau Legislative Assembly, returned by direct election. He was the founding chairman of the pro-democratic political party New ...more
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Bagatur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Bagatur age 63
Bagatur or Bater is a Chinese politician of Mongol ancestry. He is currently the Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and deputy secretary of the Communist Party of China Inner ...more
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Bao Zheng is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Bao Zheng Died at 63 (999-1062)
Bao Zheng, commonly known as Bao Gong, was a government officer during the reign of Emperor Renzong in ancient China's Song Dynasty. During his twenty five years in civil service, Bao ...more
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Bo Xilai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from China
age 69
Bo Xilai is a former Chinese politician. He came to prominence through his tenures as the mayor of Dalian and then the governor of Liaoning. From 2004 to November 2007, he served as Minister of ...more
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Bo Yibo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Died at 99 (1908-2007)
Bo Yibo was a Chinese political and military leader. He was one of the most senior political figures in China during the 1980s and 1990s. After joining the Chinese Communist Party when he was ...more
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Burhan Shahidi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Burhan Shahidi Died at 95 (1894-1989)
Burhan Shahidi, also spelled Bao Erhan, was a political leader in Xinjiang, China during the 20th century.
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Cao Cao is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Died at 65 (155-220)
Cao Cao, courtesy name Mengde, was a warlord and the penultimate Chancellor of the Eastern Han dynasty who rose to great power in the final years of the dynasty. As one of the central figures of ...more
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Cao Gangchuan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Cao Gangchuan age 83
Cao Gangchuan was vice chairman of Central Military Commission and former Minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China. He was also state councilor and director of the PLA ...more
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Chan Seng Khai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chan Seng Khai age 65
Chan Seng Khai was the second mayor of Kuching South City Council since 1997. He succeeded Datuk Song Swee Guan, who was the First Mayor of the City, in 1988 when Kuching was elevated to City ...more
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Chen Deming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chen Deming age 69
Chen Deming is the current President of Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits of the People's Republic of China.
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Chen Duxiu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Died at 63 (1879-1942)
Chen Duxiu was a Chinese revolutionary socialist, educator, philosopher, and author, who co-founded the Chinese Communist Party in 1921, serving from 1921 to 1927 as its first General Secretary. ...more
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Chen Liangyu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chen Liangyu age 72
Chen Liangyu was a politician in the People's Republic of China from the ruling Communist Party, and CPC Shanghai Committee Secretary, the city's top office, from 2002 to his dismissal in 2006, ...more
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Chen Shui-bian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from China
age 69
Chen Shui-bian is a Taiwanese politician who served as President of the Republic of China from 2000 to 2008. Chen's election ended more than fifty years of Kuomintang control of the Executive ...more
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Chen Xitong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chen Xitong Died at 83 (1930-2013)
Chen Xitong was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China and the Mayor of Beijing until he was removed from office on charges of corruption in 1995.
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Chen Yun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chen Yun Died at 90 (1905-1995)
Chen Yun was one of the most influential leaders of the People's Republic of China during the 1980s and 90's. He was also known as Liao Chengyun; it is unclear whether this was his original name ...more
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Cheng Yi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Cheng Yi Died at 74 (1033-1107)
Cheng Yi, courtesy name Zhengshu, also known as Mr. Yichuan, was a Chinese philosopher born in Luoyang during the Song Dynasty. He worked with his older brother Cheng Hao. Like his brother, he ...more
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Chiang Ching-kuo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Died at 78 (1910-1988)
Chiang Ching-kuo, Kuomintang politician and leader, was the son of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek and held numerous posts in the government of the Republic of China. He succeeded ...more
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Chin Peng is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Died at 89 (1924-2013)
Chin Peng, former OBE, born Ong Boon Hua was a long-time leader of the Malayan Communist Party. A determined anti-colonialist, he led the party's guerrilla insurgency in the Malayan Emergency, ...more
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Chong Kah Kiat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Chong Kah Kiat age 70
Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat was the 13th Chief Minister of Sabah, Malaysia. He is also the former president of the Liberal Democratic Party.
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Christina Lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Christina Lee age 41
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 71
Tan Sri Dr. Chua Soi Lek; born 2 January 1947, also known as Chua Kin Seng, is a Chinese Malaysian politician from the state of Johor. He is married to Datin Seri Wong Sek Hin. They have three ...more
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Claudia Mo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from China
age 61
Claudia Bowring, known professionally as Claudia Mo, is a Hong Kong journalist and politician. She is a member of Hong Kong Legislative Council, representing the Kowloon West geographical ...more
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CY Leung is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from China
age 64
Leung Chun-ying GBM, GBS, JP, commonly known as C. Y. Leung, is the third and incumbent Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He assumed office on 1 July 2012. A ...more