Rocket scientist Yuan Jiajun, who joined the decision-making Politburo in October, has been appointed party secretary of mega city Chongqing in southwest China. Photo: Handout
Rocket scientist Yuan Jiajun, who joined the decision-making Politburo in October, has been appointed party secretary of mega city Chongqing in southwest China. Photo: Handout

Rocket scientist Yuan Jiajun named China’s Communist Party chief for mega city Chongqing

  • Yuan, a member of the party’s new 24-member central Politburo, spearheaded President Xi Jinping’s ‘common prosperity drive’ as Zhejiang party boss
  • Chongqing party chief is a key regional role that often sees incumbents further raised to senior national leadership

Rocket scientist Yuan Jiajun, who joined the decision-making Politburo in October, has been appointed party secretary of mega city Chongqing in southwest China. Photo: Handout
Rocket scientist Yuan Jiajun, who joined the decision-making Politburo in October, has been appointed party secretary of mega city Chongqing in southwest China. Photo: Handout
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