China’s Top Internet Regulator Said Planning to Step Aside

  • Cyberspace director Lu Wei says deputy Xu Lin to succeed him
  • Central post in President Xi’s effort to rein in internet

Lu Wei.

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China’s top web regulator announced he plans to to step aside, a person with knowledge of the situation said, signaling a power shift at an agency central to President Xi Jinping’s effort to control content available to the world’s largest internet audience.

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