Secretary-general of the Chinese Communist Party

The Secretary-general of the Chinese Communist Party (Chinese: 中共中央秘书长) was a senior leadership position of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to assist in the daily work of the Central Committee. The Secretary-general was established at the beginning of the founding of the CCP. However, due to the loss of information during the Long March and the Chinese Civil War, the records of the early Secretaries-general were incomplete. Deng Xiaoping, the second-generation leader of China, served three times in the early years as the secretary-general of the Central Committee.[1] The position of the Secretary-general was renamed as General Secretary from 1956 to 1966 and from 1980 to 1982. At that time, the leader of the Communist Party was Chairman of the Central Committee. The General Secretary assisted the Party Chairman and Vice Chairmen in handling works of the Secretariat.[2] Deng Xiaoping and Hu Yaobang successively served as the Secretary-general and General Secretary during the period of Chairman Mao Zedong and Chairman Hua Guofeng respectively.[3]

List of Secretaries-generalEdit

Name Took office Left office position
Mao Zedong June 1923 ??? Secretary of Central Bureau
??? January 1925 ??? Head of the Secretariat
Wang Ruofei July 1926 April 1927 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Li Weihan
(no show)
April 1927 ??? Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Chen Duxiu
(acting)
April 1927 ??? Secretary-general of the Central Committee
General Secretary of the Central Committee
Cai Hesen ??? ??? Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Head of the Propaganda Department
Zhang Guotao ??? June 1927 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Head of the Organization Department
Deng Zhongxia June 1927 August 1927 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Li Weihan August 1927 June 1928 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Deng Xiaoping December 1927 July 1929 Secretary-general of the Secretariat
Zhou Enlai June 1928 October 1928 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Head of the Organization Department
Li Lisan October 1928 ??? Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Yu Zehong July 1929 June 1930 Secretary-general of the Secretariat
Li Lisan June 1930 September 1930 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Secretary-general of the Secretariat
Huang Wenrong June 1930 ??? Secretary-general of the Secretariat
Ke Qingshi June 1931 May 1933 temporary Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Ke Qingshi May 1933 ??? Secretary-general of the Shanghai Central Bureau
Deng Yingchao January 1934 January 1935 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Deng Xiaoping January 1935 December 1935 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Zhang Wenbin [zh] December 1935 August 1937 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Wang Shoudao December 1935 August 1937 Secretary-general of the Secretariat
Liu Ying ??? ??? Secretary-general of the Secretariat
Wang Ruofei August 1937 March 1940 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Ren Bishi September 1941 October 1950 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Deng Xiaoping April 1954 September 1956 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Hu Yaobang December 1978 February 1980 Secretary-general of the Central Committee
Head of the Propaganda Department

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