Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua has been called “Little Hu” because his career path resembles that of former Chinese president Hu Jintao. Photo: AP
Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua has been called “Little Hu” because his career path resembles that of former Chinese president Hu Jintao. Photo: AP

China’s Hu Chunhua loses Politburo seat, raising doubts about political future

  • Former rising star who was expected to secure a Standing Committee seat now poised to lose vice-premier position in eyebrow-raising demotion
  • Move comes as a surprise as he is nine years shy of unofficial retirement age and has been a loyal enforcer of Xi Jinping’s poverty alleviation project

Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua has been called “Little Hu” because his career path resembles that of former Chinese president Hu Jintao. Photo: AP
Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua has been called “Little Hu” because his career path resembles that of former Chinese president Hu Jintao. Photo: AP
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