Members of the 20th Politburo Standing Committee Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi arrive to meet the media following the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
Members of the 20th Politburo Standing Committee Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi arrive to meet the media following the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Chinese President Xi Jinping looks to fresh faces to confront new term of ‘unparalleled complexity’

  • Four younger leaders have been promoted to the Politburo Standing Committee but there are no obvious successors among them
  • Choices for Communist Party’s top decision-makers point to preference for experience in science, technology and security

Members of the 20th Politburo Standing Committee Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi arrive to meet the media following the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
Members of the 20th Politburo Standing Committee Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi arrive to meet the media following the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
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