China is set to announce significant changes to its foreign affairs structure. The move will affect (from left) International Liaison Department chief Song Tao, soon-to-be Vice-President Wang Qishan, State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo: Handout

China to restructure foreign affairs team in push for greater role on world stage, source says

Top diplomat and Politburo member Yang Jiechi expected to head up new consolidated department for overseas relations

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China is set to announce significant changes to its foreign affairs structure. The move will affect (from left) International Liaison Department chief Song Tao, soon-to-be Vice-President Wang Qishan, State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo: Handout
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