Wang Yang (left) and Premier Li Keqiang at the 20th Communisty Party congress in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Wang Yang (left) and Premier Li Keqiang at the 20th Communisty Party congress in Beijing. Photo: AFP

China’s man for all seasons Wang Yang stops short of premiership glory

  • Wang, political advisory chief and former vice-premier, was once a top contender to succeed Li Keqiang as China’s No 2 leader
  • Exclusion from Central Committee line-up means his days on the political stage will end before he reaches retirement age

Wang Yang (left) and Premier Li Keqiang at the 20th Communisty Party congress in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Wang Yang (left) and Premier Li Keqiang at the 20th Communisty Party congress in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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