Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms

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Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms
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Abbreviation Zhongyang Shen'gai Zu
Formation 2013
Purpose Supra-ministerial policy coordination and consultation body on wide-ranging reforms
  • Beijing
Xi Jinping
Deputy Leaders
Li Keqiang
Liu Yunshan
Zhang Gaoli
Wang Huning
Parent organization
Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
Subsidiaries General Office of the Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms

The Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms (Chinese: 中央全面深化改革领导小组; pinyin: Zhōngyāng Quánmiàn Shēnhuà Gǎigé Lǐngdǎo Xiǎozǔ) is a policy formulation and implementation body set up under the Politburo of the Communist Party of China in charge of "Comprehensively Deepening Reforms". These reforms that are intended to be even more far-reaching than the previous round of comprehensive Chinese economic reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping.

The decision to establish the group was announced at the 3rd Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee in November 2013, which also approved a Decision of the CPC Central Committee on Comprehensively Deepening Reforms. On 30 December 2013, the Politburo announced that the group had been formed with Xi Jinping, the Communist Party's General Secretary and China's President, as its leader (zuzhang), and Li Keqiang, Liu Yunshan, and Zhang Gaoli as deputy leaders (fuzuzhang).[1] Its membership ranks are composed of broad stakeholders overseeing various aspects of the party and the state.

The Leading Group's main task is to determine policy guidelines for reforming the economic, political, cultural, social, ethical and party-building systems in order to address long-term reform issues, as well as to guide reform-related bodies of the CPC at central and local level, and supervise the implementation of reform plans.

According to observers, the group will have the ability to push policies past the bureaucracy and help General Secretary Xi Jinping consolidate his power over China's vast government apparatus, the State Council, usually the domain of the Premier.[2][3]



  1. ^ 习近平任中央全面深化改革领导小组组长, Xinhua News Agency, 30 December 2013.
  2. ^ Xi Jinping to head leading group for overall reform in China, "Asia Today", 31 December 2013.
  3. ^ Cary Huang, Xi Jinping to head reform panel, taking another role from premier, "South China Morning Post", 31 December 2013.