Ding Xuexiang passes behind President Xi Jinping at the opening session of the annual meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 4. Photo: Reuters
Ding Xuexiang passes behind President Xi Jinping at the opening session of the annual meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 4. Photo: Reuters

Ding Xuexiang, ‘Xi’s most trusted aide’, joins party’s top decision-making body

  • President’s personal secretary becomes youngest member of Politburo Standing Committee
  • One expert says Ding’s age makes him a contender to succeed Xi in 10 years’ time

Ding Xuexiang passes behind President Xi Jinping at the opening session of the annual meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 4. Photo: Reuters
Ding Xuexiang passes behind President Xi Jinping at the opening session of the annual meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 4. Photo: Reuters
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