After Toiling in Rural China, Protégé of Xi Jinping Joins Party’s Top Tiers

Guizhou is one of China’s poorest provinces, yet its villages of rice paddies, buffalos and mud-brick homes have long been a proving ground for rising stars in the Chinese Communist Party. The former president, Hu Jintao, once ran this mountainous southwestern province, as did a powerful lieutenant to President Xi Jinping. Now, the party has tapped another leader in … http://nyti.ms/2x1tqpd

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