Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China’s ruling Communist Party in October. Photo: AP
Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China’s ruling Communist Party in October. Photo: AP

Hu Chunhua joins China top advisory body, set to depart as vice-premier

  • The one-time leadership contender who was left out of the Politburo in October is set for a ceremonial role at March sitting
  • Hu has been a loyal enforcer of Xi Jinping’s poverty alleviation project but was never regarded as one of the president’s inner circle

Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China’s ruling Communist Party in October. Photo: AP
Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China’s ruling Communist Party in October. Photo: AP
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