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There is speculation that Chinese President Xi Jinping has planned all along to install his boyhood friend Wang Qishan as his vice president.
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The dust has settled and the immortal Wang Qishan is back

Vice president's role would put him in position to succeed Xi in a contingency

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Wang Qishan, the anti-corruption czar who had to retire in October due to age, is returning to a central role in Chinese politics. He has been elected to the National People's Congress, the country's parliament.

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