President Xi Jinping (second from right) with members of his new leadership team including Premier Li Keqiang (right), Li Zhanshu (left) and Wang Huning in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: KyodoPresident Xi Jinping (second from right) with members of his new leadership team including Premier Li Keqiang (right), Li Zhanshu (left) and Wang Huning in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Kyodo
President Xi Jinping (second from right) with members of his new leadership team including Premier Li Keqiang (right), Li Zhanshu (left) and Wang Huning in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Kyodo

Out with the technocrats, in with China’s new breed of politicians

Engineers no longer dominate the top echelon of power as the fifth-generation leaders – who studied politics, law and philosophy – take over

Topic |   China's leadership reshuffle 2017
President Xi Jinping (second from right) with members of his new leadership team including Premier Li Keqiang (right), Li Zhanshu (left) and Wang Huning in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: KyodoPresident Xi Jinping (second from right) with members of his new leadership team including Premier Li Keqiang (right), Li Zhanshu (left) and Wang Huning in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Kyodo
President Xi Jinping (second from right) with members of his new leadership team including Premier Li Keqiang (right), Li Zhanshu (left) and Wang Huning in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Kyodo
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