Areas of Responsibilities:
Overseeing the Office of Policy Studies, Department of National Economy, Department of Conservation and Environmental Protection, Department of Laws and Regulations, and the Department of Human Resources; temporarily overseeing the Department of Regional Revitalization and the Department of Rural Economy. Zhao also serves as the NDRC spokesperson.
Working in liaison with the Research Center on Xi Jinping Economic Thought, the National Energy Conservation Center, and the Business Environment Promotion Center. Temporarily liaising with the Academy of Macroeconomic Research, the State Information Center, the NDRC Training Center, the International Cooperation Center, China Development and Reform Newspaper, China Planning Publishing Company, China Market Publishing Company, and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIE).