What is the present-day Chinese government called?

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After the Chinese Civil War, a communist government was installed in China in 1949. China was renamed the People's Republic of China and Mao Zedong was named the first Chairman or president. Since the death of Zedong in 1976, China has operated under a mixed economy, and communist principles have...

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After the Chinese Civil War, a communist government was installed in China in 1949. China was renamed the People's Republic of China and Mao Zedong was named the first Chairman or president. Since the death of Zedong in 1976, China has operated under a mixed economy, and communist principles have been loosened. Despite this, centralized government control has still remained strict when compared to the democracies of the West.

Presently, Li Keqiang is the premier of China, which means that he is the head of the government. Xi Jinping is the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the President of China.

China's government is a one-party dictatorship or one-party state. This means that only members of the Communist Party of China are allowed to hold office in government.

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