The general secretary is the head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the highest-ranking official within the People's Republic of China (PRC).

- General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party

2) General Secretary of the CCP Central Committee

- Orders of precedence in China

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Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party

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Committee consisting of the top leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Committee consisting of the top leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

According to the party's constitution, the General Secretary of the Central Committee must also be a member of the Politburo Standing Committee.

The membership of the PSC is strictly ranked in protocol sequence.

Secretariat of the Chinese Communist Party

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Body serving the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party and its Standing Committee.

Body serving the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party and its Standing Committee.

It is nominally headed by the General Secretary, though the position of "General Secretary" was not always one and the same as the top party leader.

By protocol, its members are ranked above the vice chairmen of the National People's Congress as well as State Councilors.

Paramount leader

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Informal term for the most prominent political leader in China.

Informal term for the most prominent political leader in China.

The officeholders are usually General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission.

However, Deng's successors derive their real power from the post of general secretary, which is the primary position in the Chinese power structure and generally regarded by scholars as the post whose holder can be considered paramount leader.