習近平 1953 (十九大時64) 太子黨 清華畢業，原任職福建、浙江、上海，曾任職軍委辦公廳
Xi Jinping has become China's new Communist Party chief, and is now certain to take over next year as the country's President as well.
He is a so-called "princeling", the privileged son of a former top leader, learning Chinese politics from an early age when his father was purged and he himself was sent to work in the countryside.
Mr Xi's close ties to the military and his support for state-owned industries suggest he is rather conservative.
Born in Beijing in 1953, Mr Xi studied chemical engineering at Tsinghua University before joining the Communist Party in 1974. He worked in Hebei, Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, before being named Shanghai party chief in 2007 and tasked with cleaning up a corruption scandal.
He has a reputation for straight-talking, telling officials in 2004: "Rein in your spouses, children, relatives, friends and staff, and vow not to use power for personal gain."
To many inside China, Mr Xi is less famous than his wife - the folk singer Peng Liyuan. The couple have a daughter who is reportedly studying at Harvard. Little is known about his personal life, beyond a liking for basketball and, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable, Hollywood war movies, possibly acquired during a brief stay in Iowa when he was a young man.
李克強(總理) 1955 (19大時62) 團派，北大法律畢業，原任職河南、遼寧
Li Keqiang's career has seen him rise from manual labourer on a rural commune to provincial party chief and now China's premier.
He has a reputation for caring about China's less well-off, perhaps the result of a modest upbringing.
He is close to President Hu Jintao, who he worked with in the party's youth league, and he takes over the premiership from Wen Jiabao. But his easy-going manner and consensual style has prompted some to question whether he is dogged enough to tackle the strong vested interests which dominate much of China's economy.
Born in 1955 in Anhui Province, Mr Li reportedly rejected his father's offer of a local party career, enrolling instead at Beijing's prestigious Peking University to study law. Mr Li was chosen as deputy party secretary for Henan province in 1998, and became China's youngest provincial governor a year later.
But his tenure in the rural and heavily-populated province was marked by a series of setbacks, including fires and the spread of HIV through contaminated blood, which could have ended his ambitions. He did a better job reviving Henan's economy, and then impressed many by his work in Liaoning, an industrial province hit hard by reforms to state-owned industry.
張德江(人大委員長) 1946 (19大時71)，江派，金日成大學，交通運輸安全生產副總理，處理薄熙來，廣東強勢
Zhang Dejiang was chosen by China's leaders for their toughest assignment of 2012, taking over as party chief of Chongqing after the fall of Bo Xilai. It cemented his reputation as a trouble-shooter who could be relied on to manage a crisis, and suggested he was set for the very top.
While many of China's new leaders have dealings with the West, Mr Zhang is an expert on a China's oldest ally, North Korea, and even spent two years studying economics in Pyongyang.
Mr Zhang, son of a PLA major-general, started his party career on the North Korean border, before being moved to Zhejiang and then working as party secretary in Guangdong between 2002 and 2007.
His term of office was not free from controversy. When a deadly form of pneumonia - severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) - broke out in the province in 2002, the government was slow to respond.
As party boss, Mr Zhang was heavily criticised. His tough stance towards protesters and journalists was also unpopular. He is not known to be a reformer, and opposed allowing businessmen to join the party. Mr Zhang was appointed vice-premier in 2008, with responsibilities including energy, telecommunications, and transportation.
俞正聲(政協) 1945 (19大時72)，太子黨/江系，哈爾濱軍工大學，曾任工程師，與鄧樸方友好，父為江青前夫，原任職青島，湖北，上海。
Yu Zhengsheng is party chief of Shanghai, China's largest city. A "princeling" with close ties to both former president Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, he also has links to the late Deng Xiaoping's family.
Unusually, his political career survived his brother's defection to the US in the mid-1980s, possibly thanks to the backing of Deng's disabled son. Mr Yu's father was briefly married to Jiang Qing, who later became notorious as Madam Mao.
Mr Yu graduated from the Military Engineering Institute in Harbin, specialising in ballistic missiles, and worked in electronic engineering for almost two decades until the mid-1980s. He later worked as vice-mayor, mayor and party chief of the eastern city of Qingdao and was credited with helping launch two of China's best-known brands overseas - Tsingtao beer and Haier appliances.
Mr Yu prefers to travel in a simple car without a motorcade, and surrounds himself with few officials and bodyguards, it was revealed in leaked diplomatic cables from 2007. Mr Yu has talked about tensions between urban development and the environment.
"How China should live is a tough issue. China has achieved great economic success, albeit with many resulting problems, such as the widening income gap and the more strained human relationships," he said.
劉雲山(書記處，分管宣傳) 1947 (19大時70)，團派 任職內蒙、新華社
Liu Yunshan, 55, is head of the party's propaganda department, the body which strictly controls the country's media and polices the internet.
He worked in Inner Mongolia for almost three decades from 1968, after being sent there as a young man to work in a commune. He later became a Xinhua news agency reporter, public relations specialist, and finally deputy party secretary.
Born in Xinzhou, Shanxi, he joined the party in 1971 and was a graduate of the Party School. He worked with President Hu Jintao at the party youth league and is seen as a close ally. Mr Liu's son, Liu Lefei, is a prominent private equity investor.
Now that he has been promoted to the standing committee, Mr Liu is almost certain to take over the propaganda portfolio. He is likely to maintain China's heavy-handed media censorship and intolerance of criticism, a system which sees thousands of people police internet content.
Mr Liu has expressed concern over the growing numbers of Chinese using online forums to criticise the government.
"It is impossible to control [the spread of information on the internet]," he said recently. "I think internet users should exchange information freely, but they should follow certain rules."
王岐山(紀委書記) 1948(19大時69)，太子黨/朱鎔基人馬 西北大學歷史系 曾主管經濟 姚依林女婿 金融自由化
Wang Qishan is well known to Western leaders, a key figure in discussions about the global economy and China's economic links with the US. Henry Paulson, the former US treasury secretary, described him as 'decisive and inquisitive', and someone with a "wicked sense of humour".
He is often compared to his political mentor, former premier Zhu Rongji, because both men are seen as dynamic and ready to challenge the status quo. Both even share the same nickname, "fire brigade chief", because of their crisis management. Those characteristics led supporters to suggest Mr Wang would make a better premier than Li Keqiang.
Mr Wang is a "princeling", the son of a top official, and he is married to Yao Minshan, daughter of former vice-premier Yao Yilin. Born in Qingdao, Shandong, he studied history at Northwest University then worked as a researcher.
He joined the party relatively late, at age 35, and worked as a banker before being made mayor of Beijing in 2004. He took over at the height of the SARS crisis and was credited for a no-nonsense approach, enforcing a quarantine and working with the World Health Organisation, rather than trying to downplay the epidemic.
張高麗(第一副總理) 1946 (19大時71)，江曾派，廈門大學經濟系，石油系。任職深圳市委書記，山東省長、天津市委書記 經濟自由化
Zhang Gaoli is party chief of Tianjin, a large and wealthy city east of Beijing.
Born in Fujian, he graduated from Xiamen University after studying statistics and economics. He spent the early part of his career working in the oil industry, before becoming an official in the southern province of Guangdong in the mid-1980s.
His career took off from 1998 as party boss of the southern boomtown of Shenzhen, across the border from Hong Kong.
While overseeing the city's development, he also established close ties with former President Jiang Zemin and his supporters, a relationship which helped ensure Mr Zhang's promotion to governor of the province of Shandong in 2002.
Mr Zhang has overseen ambitious - and expensive - plans to develop Tianjin as a financial centre. Little is known about his views or personal life.