Cai Qi is the deputy director of the Chinese National Security Commission, set up by Xi Jinping in 2014. Photo: SCMP Pictures

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Cai Qi is the deputy director of the Chinese National Security Commission, set up by Xi Jinping in 2014. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.