Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

The Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China is the agency of the State Council of the People's Republic of China that regulates all aspects of the educational system in mainland China, including compulsory basic education, vocational education, and tertiary education. The MOE certifies teachers, standardizes curriculum and textbooks, establishes standards, and monitors the entire education system in an effort to "modernize China through education". It is headquartered in Xidan, Xicheng District, Beijing.[2] The MOE stresses technical education over other subjects.

Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Jiàoyùbù
Agency overview
FormedSeptember 1954
Jurisdiction People's Republic of China
Annual budget$675 billion[1]
Agency executive
Parent agencyState Council
Child agencies (in English)

The MOE was established in 1949 as the Ministry of Education of the Central People's Government, and was renamed the State Education Commission of the People's Republic of China from 1985 to 1998. Its current title was assigned during the restructuring of the State Council in 1998.

List of Education Ministers

NameTook officeLeft office
Education Minister of the Central People's Government
1Ma Xulun (马叙伦)October 1949November 1952
Education Minister
2Zhang Xiruo (张奚若)November 1952February 1958
3Yang XiufengFebruary 1958February 1964
4Liu Jiping (刘季平)acting, February 1964October 1964
5He Wei (何伟)October 1964June 1966
Vacant during the Cultural Revolution
6Zhou RongxinJanuary 1975April 1976
7Liu Xiyao (刘西尧)January 1977February 1979
8Jiang Nanxiang (蒋南翔)February 1979May 1982
9He Dongchang (何东昌)May 1982June 1985
Chairman of State Education Commission
10Li PengJune 1985April 1988
11Li TieyingApril 1988March 1993
12Zhu Kaixuan (朱开轩)March 1993March 1998
Education Minister
13Chen ZhiliMarch 1998March 2003
14Zhou JiMarch 2003November 2009
15Yuan GuirenNovember 2009July 2016
16Chen BaoshengJuly 2016Incumbent

See also


  1. "China increases education spending in 2017".
  2. English home page. Ministry of Education (China). Retrieved on December 29, 2015. "Address: No.37 Damucang Hutong, Xidan, Beijing, P.R.C " - Chinese address: "地址:北京市西单大木仓胡同37号 邮编:100816"
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