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