President Xi Jinping (centre) and Premier Li Keqiang (right) will retain their posts after the congress. Photo: Simon Song President Xi Jinping (centre) and Premier Li Keqiang (right) will retain their posts after the congress. Photo: Simon Song
President Xi Jinping (centre) and Premier Li Keqiang (right) will retain their posts after the congress. Photo: Simon Song
Aidan Yao
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Aidan Yao

19th Party Congress set to usher in changes as Politburo reworked

President and premier will retain positions but most members of core body might be replaced, giving Xi a chance to consolidate power

President Xi Jinping (centre) and Premier Li Keqiang (right) will retain their posts after the congress. Photo: Simon Song President Xi Jinping (centre) and Premier Li Keqiang (right) will retain their posts after the congress. Photo: Simon Song
President Xi Jinping (centre) and Premier Li Keqiang (right) will retain their posts after the congress. Photo: Simon Song
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Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao is senior emerging Asia economist at AXA Investment Managers. Prior to joining AXA IM, he was a senior financial market analyst at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for two years. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2007, serving as an economist and later senior financial market analyst until late 2011. He holds a master degree in finance (2006) and a bachelor degree in economics and finance (2005) from the University of Otago (NZ). He is also a chartered financial analyst.