17th Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party

The 17th Central Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party was elected by the 17th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party on October 22, 2007. Eventually, four members of this Politburo were expelled from the Communist Party for not adhering to the leading party thought. They were, in order of the time of expulsion, Bo Xilai, Xu Caihou, Zhou Yongkang, and Guo Boxiong. This politburo was preceded by the 16th Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party and succeeded by the 18th Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party.


In stroke order of surnames:
  1. Xi Jinping, Top-ranked Secretary of CCP 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 Central Political and Legal 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 CCP Central Secretariat, Head of the CCP Propaganda Department
  9. Liu Yandong, State Councilor
  10. Li Changchun, Chairman of the Central Guidance Commission on Building Spiritual Civilization
  11. Li Keqiang, First Vice-Premier
  12. Li Yuanchao, Secretary in CCP Central Secretariat, CCP 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 Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission
  18. Hu Jintao, CCP 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 membersEdit

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