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  • The President of the People's Republic of China is the titular head of state of China. The presidency is a largely ceremonial office, with limited powers, though the President typically holds additional offices simultaneously and is the paramount leader of the country It is classified as a state organ rather than an administrative post. The office was first established in the PRC Constitution of 1954. It was abolished under the Constitution of 1975, then reinstated in the Constitution of 1982, but with reduced powers. The official PRC translation of the title was originally 'State Chairman'; after 1982, it was changed to 'President'. This is the translation now used in most English-language news reports. The current President is Xi Jinping, who also holds the positions of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, making him China's paramount leader.