General Wei Fenghe is in the running to be China’s next defence minister. Illustration: Henry Wong

‘Reticent’ general Wei Fenghe could be China’s new defence minister, sources say

Former strategic missile force chief handed Xi Jinping the plan to break apart his own unit – even though it wasn’t in his interests, insider says

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General Wei Fenghe is in the running to be China’s next defence minister. Illustration: Henry Wong
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.