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Meet China’s Super 7 Leaders Who’ll Rule for Next 5 Years

World | Associated Press | October 25, 2017, 2:16 pm
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 Chinese President Xi Jinping was re-elected as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. He introduced the new five members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the country's highest decision-making body, to the media on October 25, 2017. (Image: AP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping was re-elected as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. He introduced the new five members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the country's highest decision-making body, to the media on October 25, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Chief of Staff - Former rural official, Li Zhanshu, whose ties with Xi stretch back to the 80s, Li previously served as Xi's de-facto Chief of Staff. (Image: AP)

Chief of Staff - Former rural official, Li Zhanshu, whose ties with Xi stretch back to the 80s, Li previously served as Xi's de-facto Chief of Staff. (Image: AP)

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 Premier - Li Keqiang remains one of the most public voices for China's economic policies, even as Xi has encroached on his portfolio. (Image: AP)

Premier - Li Keqiang remains one of the most public voices for China's economic policies, even as Xi has encroached on his portfolio. (Image: AP)

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 Shanghai Party Chief - For the first time in three-decade career in Shanghai, Han Zheng is heading to Beijing after his rising through ranks unimpeded by scandals unfolding around him. (Image: AP)

Shanghai Party Chief - For the first time in three-decade career in Shanghai, Han Zheng is heading to Beijing after his rising through ranks unimpeded by scandals unfolding around him. (Image: AP)

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 Policy Research Chief - The ex-law school dean, WangHuning, has served as ideological guru to three Chinese presidents. (Image: AP)

Policy Research Chief - The ex-law school dean, WangHuning, has served as ideological guru to three Chinese presidents. (Image: AP)

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 Vice Premier - Known for his folksy manner, Wang Yang has served as key liaison to the US and previously headed coastal province of Guangdong. (Image: AP)

Vice Premier - Known for his folksy manner, Wang Yang has served as key liaison to the US and previously headed coastal province of Guangdong. (Image: AP)

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 Personnel Chief - After almost three decades climbing the ranks in Qinghai, Zhao Leji recently headed up the party's secretive Organisation Department. (Image: AP)

Personnel Chief - After almost three decades climbing the ranks in Qinghai, Zhao Leji recently headed up the party's secretive Organisation Department. (Image: AP)

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 New members of the Politburo Standing Committee stand on the stage at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on October 25, 2017. (Image: AP)

New members of the Politburo Standing Committee stand on the stage at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on October 25, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 The seven-member Standing Committee was paraded in front of assembled media on the first day following the end of the 19th Communist Party Congress. (Image: AP)

The seven-member Standing Committee was paraded in front of assembled media on the first day following the end of the 19th Communist Party Congress. (Image: AP)

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 People watch the live broadcast of the introduction of new members of the Politburo Standing Committee of China's 19th Party Congress meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Image: AP)

People watch the live broadcast of the introduction of new members of the Politburo Standing Committee of China's 19th Party Congress meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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