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Hong Kong protests

Xi brings in 'firefighter' Wang Qishan in bid to calm Hong Kong

Protesters say Beijing concession on extradition bill is too little, too late

TOKYO -- China's Vice President Wang Qishan, a close aide to President Xi Jinping and the former enforcer of the president's anti-corruption campaign, is believed to have played a key role in the recent developments in Hong Kong.

Wang was in the southern province of Guangdong from Aug. 29 to 31. Officially, the vice president was there to make an inspection tour related to the protection of cultural assets.

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