The appointment of Wang Yang as the new policy handler for China’s Xinjiang region is unlikely to lead to a softening in policy, despite his liberal reputation. Photo: AFP

‘Liberal’ policy chief unlikely to mean a softening on Xinjiang from China

  • Appointment of Wang Yang seen as ‘calculated move’ to assuage international concerns
  • Analysts doubt it will mean a change in Beijing’s hardline approach to the region
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The appointment of Wang Yang as the new policy handler for China’s Xinjiang region is unlikely to lead to a softening in policy, despite his liberal reputation. Photo: AFP
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