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Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with newly elected Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at the fifth plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (Photo by Kosaku Mimura).
China People's Congress 2018

Trusted troubleshooter returns as Xi's vice president

Longtime lieutenant Wang Qishan expected to give role more influence

CK TAN, Nikkei staff writer

BEIJING -- Wang Qishan, a trusted partner of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has been elected as his vice president.

The National People's Congress on Saturday overwhelmingly voted in the 69-year-old former chief of Xi's anti-corruption campaign. Only one of the total 2,970 delegates at the congress voted against Wang.

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