17th Politburo of the Communist Party of China

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The 17th Central Politburo of the Communist Party of China was elected by the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on October 22, 2007. Eventually, four members of this Politburo were expelled from the Communist Party - they were, in order of the time of expulsion, Bo Xilai, Xu Caihou, Zhou Yongkang, and Guo Boxiong.


In stroke order of surnames:
  1. Xi Jinping, Top-ranked Secretary of CPC Secretariat, Vice-President, Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission, President of the Central Party School
  2. Wang Gang, Vice-Chair of CPPCC National Committee
  3. Wang Lequan, Party chief of Xinjiang (until 2010), Deputy secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Commission
  4. Wang Zhaoguo, Vice-Chairman of National People's Congress, Chair of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions
  5. Wang Qishan, Vice-Premier
  6. Hui Liangyu, Vice-Premier
  7. Liu Qi, Party chief of Beijing, head of Beijing Olympics organizing committee
  8. Liu Yunshan, Secretary of CPC Central Secretariat, Head of the CPC Propaganda Department
  9. Liu Yandong, State Councilor
  10. Li Changchun, Chairman of the Central Guidance Commission for Building Spiritual Civilization
  11. Li Keqiang, First Vice-Premier
  12. Li Yuanchao, Secretary in CPC Central Secretariat, CPC Organization Department head
  13. Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
  14. Wang Yang, Party chief of Guangdong
  15. Zhang Gaoli, Party chief of Tianjin
  16. Zhang Dejiang, Vice-Premier, Party chief of Chongqing (concurrent from 2012)
  17. Zhou Yongkang, Secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Commission
  18. Hu Jintao, CPC General Secretary, PRC President, Chairman of the Central Military Commission
  19. Yu Zhengsheng, Party chief of Shanghai
  20. He Guoqiang, Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
  21. Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
  22. Xu Caihou, Vice-Chairman of Central Military Commission
  23. Guo Boxiong, Vice-Chairman of Central Military Commission
  24. Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council
  25. Bo Xilai, party chief of Chongqing (Removed from office in 2012 and suspended from the Politburo)

Standing Committee members[edit]

Ordered in political position ranking
  1. Hu Jintao
  2. Wu Bangguo
  3. Wen Jiabao
  4. Jia Qinglin
  5. Li Changchun
  6. Xi Jinping
  7. Li Keqiang
  8. He Guoqiang
  9. Zhou Yongkang