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Leadership and Governance

A Dual Leadership System

The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) is a public institution that is directly affiliated to the State Council. Its predecessor was the Central Military Commission Meteorological Bureau established in December 1949. Under a unified and hierarchical management, the meteorological establishments nationwide are led both by the CMA and the local people's governments, with the former as the core leadership. In China, meteorological operational services are operated at five levels: i.e. national, regional, provincial, prefectural and county levels.

Sectoral Governance

Authorized by the State Council, the China Meteorological Administration discharges the administrative functions in supervising the overall meteorological work nationwide, while meteorological authorities at various levels are responsible for the local meteorological work in their respective administrative regions.