Vice-President Li Yuanchao, seen here in a file photo, lost his seat on China’s powerful Politburo, though no official reason was given for his departure. Photo: ReutersVice-President Li Yuanchao, seen here in a file photo, lost his seat on China’s powerful Politburo, though no official reason was given for his departure. Photo: Reuters
Vice-President Li Yuanchao, seen here in a file photo, lost his seat on China’s powerful Politburo, though no official reason was given for his departure. Photo: Reuters

Not too old, but none too popular: Three senior politicians lose their seats at China’s top table

Vice-President Li Yuanchao, propaganda tsar Liu Qibao and ex-boss of Xinjiang Zhang Chunxian ousted from Politburo for no obvious, or official, reason

Topic |   China's leadership reshuffle 2017
Vice-President Li Yuanchao, seen here in a file photo, lost his seat on China’s powerful Politburo, though no official reason was given for his departure. Photo: ReutersVice-President Li Yuanchao, seen here in a file photo, lost his seat on China’s powerful Politburo, though no official reason was given for his departure. Photo: Reuters
Vice-President Li Yuanchao, seen here in a file photo, lost his seat on China’s powerful Politburo, though no official reason was given for his departure. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE