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Wang Huning

Think-tank veteran Wang Huning to retain influence despite lack of portfolio

At first glance, Wang Huning is the biggest loser as the only Politburo member without a portfolio. But the former academic will still be an influential figure as director of the Central Policy Research Office, a think tank he has headed for more than a decade.

Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 5:59am

Vice-premier for foreign affairs will co-ordinate foreign policy

China's next leaders need to raise the profile of foreign-policy making in the government hierarchy as the country becomes involved in a broader spectrum of international affairs, analysts say.

14 Oct 2012 - 4:36am

Top adviser Wang Huning tipped to become vice-premier, enter Politburo

A trusted adviser to both Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao will probably become the vice-premier in charge of China's diplomatic affairs after the upcoming leadership transition, sources say.

11 Oct 2012 - 4:21am

Wang Huning, often seen at the side of two presidents

Whether Hu Jintao is visiting farmers in remote villages or meeting heads of state, Wang Huning is usually by the president's side.

11 Oct 2012 - 10:03am