Qi Yu has been appointed as the Chinese foreign ministry’s new Communist Party chief, surprising many insiders. Photo: Xinhua

Diplomatic novice picked for top Communist Party job at China’s foreign ministry amid deteriorating relations with US

  • Qi Yu is parachuted in from the party’s personnel wing as President Xi Jinping continues to shake up his foreign affairs team
  • Appointment puts Qi just below Foreign Minister Wang Yi and top-ranking diplomat Yang Jiechi.
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Qi Yu has been appointed as the Chinese foreign ministry’s new Communist Party chief, surprising many insiders. Photo: Xinhua
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