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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.

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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 68 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

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Cyrus Chu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Cyrus Chu age 63 Cyrus Chu is a politician in the Republic of China. He was the Minister of the National Science Council of the Executive Yuan in 2012–2014 until the council was changed to the Ministry of ...more

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Dai Bingguo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Dai Bingguo age 77 Dai Bingguo is a Chinese politician and professional diplomat. Since 2008, Dai has emerged as one of the foremost and highest-ranking figures of Chinese foreign policy in the Hu Jintao ...more

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Deng Pufang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from China
age 74 Deng Pufang is the first son of China's former Paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. He is mostly known for being crippled by the Red Guards and becoming a paraplegic. He has since dedicated his life ...more

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Deng Xiaoping is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Died at 93 (1904-1997) Deng Xiaoping; 22 August 1904 – 19 February 1997 was a Chinese revolutionary and statesman. He was the leader of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1992. After Mao Zedong's death, Deng led ...more

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Deng Yingchao is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Deng Yingchao Died at 88 (1904-1992) Deng Yingchao was the Chairwoman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference from 1983 to 1988, a member of the Communist Party of China, and the wife of the first Chinese Premier, ...more

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Ding Guan'gen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Ding Guan'gen Died at 83 (1929-2012) Ding Guangen was a Chinese politician who served in senior leadership roles in the Communist Party of China during the 1990s. He was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China ...more

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Du Qinglin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Du Qinglin age 72 Du Qinglin is a politician of the People's Republic of China. He currently serves as vice chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and a Secretary of the Secretariat of ...more

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Duan Qirui is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Died at 71 (1865-1936) Duan Qirui was a Chinese warlord and politician, commander in the Beiyang Army, and the Provisional Chief Executive of Republic of China from 1924 to 1926 and the Premier from 1916 to 1918. He ...more

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Edmund Ho is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from China
age 63 Edmund Ho Hau Wah, GOIH, GML, GCM was the first Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. He is now serving as Vice-Chairman of the Chinese ...more

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Elsie Leung is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from China
age 79 Elsie Leung Oi-sie, GBM, JP, was the Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong from 1997 to 2005, and was a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong. She was succeeded by Wong Yan Lung, SC, on 20 ...more

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Empress Wanrong is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Empress Wanrong Died at 40 (1906-1946) Lady Gobulo, Empress Xiaokemin, better known as Empress Wanrong, was the empress of Puyi, the last Emperor of China and final ruler of the Qing Dynasty. She became empress of the puppet state of ...more

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Feng Guozhang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Died at 60 (1859-1919) Féng Guózhāng, was a key Beiyang Army general and politician in early republican China. He held the office of Vice-President and then President of the Republic of China. He is ...more

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Florinda Chan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Florinda Chan age 64 Florinda da Rosa Silva Chan the first Secretary for Administration and Justice in Macau. Chan was born in Macau in June 1954. She was educated in Macau holding a Master's degree in Business ...more

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Fu Ying is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from China
age 65 Fu Ying is the current serving vice foreign minister of the People's Republic of China. She was the Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom from March 2007 to 2009. From 2004 to 2007 she was ...more

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Gao Gang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Gao Gang Died at 49 (1905-1954) Gao Gang was a Chinese Communist Party leader during the Chinese Civil War and the early years of the People's Republic of China, before becoming the victim of the first major purge within the ...more

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George Chang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from China
age 82 George F.H. Chang is a film producer.

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Gu Shunzhang is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Gu Shunzhang Died at 31 (1903-1934) Gu Shunzhang, also known as Gu Fengming, born in Baoshan, Shanghai, was a Chinese Communist Party leader. In his earlier life worked at Nanyang Tobacco Factory, where he became an active ...more

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Guo Gengmao is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Guo Gengmao age 68 Guo Gengmao is a politician of the People's Republic of China. He is the Communist Party Chief and Governor of Henan Province. He formerly served as Governor of Hebei province.

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Han Zheng is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Han Zheng age 64 Han Zheng is a Chinese politician, the Communist Party Secretary of Shanghai, and a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China. He served as Mayor of Shanghai between 2003 and 2012 ...more

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Hau Pei-tsun is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Hau Pei-tsun age 99 Hau Pei-tsun was the Premier of the Republic of China from May 30, 1990 to February 10, 1993, and a four-star general in the ROC Army.

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He Guoqiang is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from China
He Guoqiang age 75 He Guoqiang is a retired high-ranking official in the Communist Party of China. Until the closing of the 18th National Party Congress he was the eighth ranked member of the Politburo Standing ...more

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Ho Chio Meng is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from China
age 63 Ho Chio Meng is the first and current Prosecutor General of the Public Prosecutions Office of the Macau Special Administrative Region, having been appointed in 1999, and re-appointed in 2004 and ...more

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Hong Liangji is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Died at 63 (1746-1809) Hong Liangji, courtesy names Junzhi and Zhicun, was a Chinese scholar, statesman, political theorist, and philosopher. He was most famous for his critical essay to the Jiaqing Emperor, which ...more

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Hu Chunhua is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Hu Chunhua age 55 Hu Chunhua is a Chinese politician, regional official, and a member of the Communist Party's Politburo. He is the Communist Party Secretary of Guangdong province, the province's top political ...more

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Hu Deping is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from China
Hu Deping age 76 Hu Deping is the vice chairman of All-China General Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Secretary of National Association of Industry and Commerce and vice minister of the Propaganda Department ...more