Shanghai native Du Jiahao was parachuted into the key province of Hunan in 2013. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The Xi-era Shanghai talent leaping up the Chinese Communist Party’s job ladder

A clutch of officials from the president’s stint in the city have landed in top posts, continuing financial hub’s tradition of influence on political stage

Topic |   China’s Communist Party

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Shanghai native Du Jiahao was parachuted into the key province of Hunan in 2013. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.