Ministries and affiliated agencies oversee specific policy areas, while the State Council and some select ministries have responsibility for overall planning and coordination. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Development and Reform Commission are among them, but in some areas, particularly concerning foreign aid, many other institutions are involved. Importantly, all major issues are discussed and decided within the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.
This report maps the foremost key Chinese actors and institutions with an orientation towards international activities.
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