From 1978 to 1997, effective control of China was in the hands of ‘paramount leader’ Deng Xiaoping ( Teng Hsiao-ping), State Vice-Premier and Chief of Staff of the People's Liberation Army. He was succeeded by Jiang Zemin.
Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong ( Mao Tse-tung)
Hua Guofeng ( Huo Kuo-feng)
Hu Yaobang ( Hu Yao-pang)
General Secretary of the Communist Party
Zhao Ziyang ( Chao Tzu-yang)
Jiang Zemin ( Chiang Tse-min)
Liu Shaoqi ( Liu Shao-ch'i)
Dong Biwu ( Tung Pi-wu)
Zhu De ( Chu Te)
Song Qingling ( Sung Ch'ing-ling)
Ye Jianying ( Yeh Chien-ying)
Li Xiannian ( Li Hsien-nien)
Yang Shangkun ( Yang Shang-k'un)
Zhou Enlai ( Chou En-lai)
Li Peng ( Li P'eng)
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