State councillor Yang Jiechi has been promoted to the Politburo, making him China’s most powerful foreign affairs official for over a decade. Photo: Reuters

It’s a good day for China’s diplomats as foreign policy chief lands seat on Politburo

Promotion of Yang Jiechi to highest ranks of power signals a shift in Beijing’s view of international relations, observers say

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State councillor Yang Jiechi has been promoted to the Politburo, making him China’s most powerful foreign affairs official for over a decade. Photo: Reuters
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