Li Zhanshu, head of the Communist Party Central Committee’s General Office, at a meeting in Beijing in November 2015. Photo: Reuters Li Zhanshu, head of the Communist Party Central Committee’s General Office, at a meeting in Beijing in November 2015. Photo: Reuters
Li Zhanshu, head of the Communist Party Central Committee’s General Office, at a meeting in Beijing in November 2015. Photo: Reuters

The low-key but powerful protector of China’s leaders and their secrets

The head of the party’s General Office has access to all the passwords for encrypted communications

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Li Zhanshu, head of the Communist Party Central Committee’s General Office, at a meeting in Beijing in November 2015. Photo: Reuters Li Zhanshu, head of the Communist Party Central Committee’s General Office, at a meeting in Beijing in November 2015. Photo: Reuters
Li Zhanshu, head of the Communist Party Central Committee’s General Office, at a meeting in Beijing in November 2015. Photo: Reuters
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