Han Zheng was selected as a deputy for the next session of the National People’s Congress. Photo: AFP
Han Zheng was selected as a deputy for the next session of the National People’s Congress. Photo: AFP

China’s executive vice-premier Han Zheng tipped for vice-presidency after holding on to seat in the legislature

  • Han is the only outgoing member of the Politburo Standing Committee to retain his place on the National People’s Congress – a potentially significant clue
  • One political scientist said he is ‘very suitable’ for the role because he ‘knows how to handle foreigners’ as a result of his time in Shanghai

Han Zheng was selected as a deputy for the next session of the National People’s Congress. Photo: AFP
Han Zheng was selected as a deputy for the next session of the National People’s Congress. Photo: AFP
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