Li Qiang Gets Shanghai, Revised Party…

As expected Li Qiang is the new Party Secretary of Shanghai, replacing Han Zheng. Several other appointments were made over the weekend, most if not all are members of Team Xi. Xi has placed key allies into all the direct-controlled municipalities of the PRC--Chen Min'er in Chongqing, Cai Qi in Beijing, Li Qiang in Shanghai, and Li Hongzhong in Tianjin. Li was among the first provincial leaders to refer to Xi as the "core" before the 2016 Sixth Plenum.

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