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 Preamble
 Chapter One
 Chapter Two
 Chapter Three:
 Section I
 Section II
 Section III
 Section IV
 Section V
 Section VI
 Section VII
 Chapter Four
 Amendments

 

    CHAPTER THREE - THE STRUCTURE OF THE STATE

    SECTION II - THE PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

    Article 79

    The President and the Vice President of the People's Republic of China are elected by the National People's Congress.

    Citizens of the People's Republic of China who have the right to vote and to stand for election and who have reached the age of 45 are eligible for election as President or National People's Congress ice President of the People's Republic of China.

    The term of office of the President and Vice President of the People's Republic of China is the same as that of the National People's Congress, and they shall serve no more than two consecutive terms.

    Article 80

    The President of the People's Republic of China, in pursuance of the decisions of the National People's Congress and its Standing Committee, promulgates statutes, appoints or removes the Premier, Vice Premiers, State Councilors, Ministers in charge of ministries or commissions, the Auditor-General and the Secretary-General of the State Council, confers state medals and titles of honor; issues orders of special pardons; proclaims martial law; proclaims a state of war; and issues mobilization orders.

    Article 81

    The President of the People's Republic of China receives foreign diplomatic representatives on behalf of the People's Republic of China and, in pursuance of the decisions of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, appoints or recalls plenipotentiary representatives abroad, and ratifies or abrogates treaties and important agreements concluded with foreign states.

    Article 82

    The Vice President of the People's Republic of China assists the President in his work.

    The Vice President of the People's Republic of China may exercise such functions and powers of the President and the President may entrust to him.

    Article 83

    The President and the Vice President of the People's Republic of China exercise their functions and powers until the new President and Vice President elected by the succeeding National People's Congress assume office.

    Article 84

    In the event that the office of the President of the People's Republic of China falls vacant, the Vice President of the People's Republic of China succeeds to the office of President.

    In the event the office of the Vice President of the People's Republic of China falls vacant, the National People's Congress shall elect a new Vice President to fill the vacancy.

    In the event that the offices of both the President and the Vice President of the People's Republic of China fall vacant, the National People's Congress shall elect a new President and a new Vice President. Prior to such election, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress shall temporarily act as the President of the People's Republic of China.