Hu Haifeng, son of former Chinese president Hu Jintao, is expected to become the new Communist Party chief of Xian. Photo: Simon Song

Son of former Chinese president Hu Jintao parachuted into top job in scandal-hit Xian

  • Hu Haifeng to be promoted to Communist Party boss of Xian as his father’s successor faces challenges at home and abroad
  • Xian is the most important economic centre in China’s northwest, but is reeling from a political scandal
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Hu Haifeng, son of former Chinese president Hu Jintao, is expected to become the new Communist Party chief of Xian. Photo: Simon Song
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