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China to tap Wang Yi as top dog for 'wolf warrior' diplomacy

Expected appointment as chief diplomat would break with customary retirement age of 68

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has a long track record of taking a hard line in international diplomacy.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- With China's leadership reshuffle, longtime foreign-policy hand Wang Yi is seen snagging a promotion to the coveted role of top diplomat.

Wang was already doing double duty as state councilor and foreign minister. But the real chief of foreign policy was Yang Jiechi, director of the general office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission.

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