Chinese President Xi Jinping is the most powerful political leader in the country since Deng Xiaoping. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping is the most powerful political leader in the country since Deng Xiaoping. Photo: Xinhua

Retirement awaits China’s Li Keqiang and Wang Yang as Xi Jinping looks to next generation in unprecedented third term

  • Communist veterans Li and Wang among those left off the list of the party’s Central Committee
  • Departures leave Xi more room for his choice of team for the next five years and beyond

Chinese President Xi Jinping is the most powerful political leader in the country since Deng Xiaoping. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping is the most powerful political leader in the country since Deng Xiaoping. Photo: Xinhua

Corrected [10:30am, 23 Oct, 2022]

  • [10:30am, 23 Oct, 2022]

    An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the name of Xinjiang party chief Chen Quanguo.

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