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Wang Qishan, right, former member of the Politburo Standing Committee, walks behind Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 5.   © Reuters
China People's Congress 2018

Wang Qishan near center of power at China party congress

Xi's right-hand man returns to national politics after brief retirement

DAISUKE HARASHIMA, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- China's annual National People's Congress got underway in Beijing on Monday, with Wang Qishan drawing particular attention near the center of the political action.

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