National Security Commission of the Communist Party of China

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Central National Security Commission

Zhōngyāng Guójiā'ānquán Wěiyuánhuì
The emblem of the Communist Party of China
Agency overview
Formed November 2013
Jurisdiction Communist Party of China
Headquarters Beijing
Ministers responsible Xi Jinping, Chairman
Li Keqiang, Deputy Chairman
Zhang Dejiang, Deputy Chairman
Parent agency CPC Central Committee

The Central National Security Commission (CNSC) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was established at the 3rd Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee in November 2013.[1] It aims to consolidate political leadership of all the security apparatus that China already has, including those headed formerly by former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang, into a single entity under the direct command of the CPC General Secretary. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Qin Gang, the NSC aims to combat terrorism, separatism, and religious extremism.[2]


The Commission is headed by General Secretary Xi Jinping (also President) with Politburo Standing Committee members Li Keqiang (also Premier) and Zhang Dejiang (also Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee) as deputies.[3]


  1. ^ Panda, Ankit (November 14, 2013). "What Will China's New National Security Council Do?". The Diplomat. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "China Hints at Domestic Role for National Security Commitee". Voice of America. November 13, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Xi Jinping to lead national security commission". China Daily. January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2014.