Xi Jinping protege named Guangdong party boss

October 29, 2017 5:00 AM

The party boss of Guangdong province, China’s economic powerhouse, has been replaced by a protege of President Xi Jinping, in one of the first of several reshuffles. Mr Hu Chunhua, 54, who had been seen as a potential successor to Mr Xi until in recent months, has been replaced by Mr Li Xi, the party boss of Liaoning province.

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