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PBOC Governor, Top Economy Officials Exit Party Leadership

  • Changes of Central Committee members suggest possible shake-up
  • Who becomes next premier is key for economic policymaking
Yi Gang in 2019.
Yi Gang in 2019.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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China’s Communist Party signaled a possible major shake-up of the nation’s economic policy team at a time of heightened concern about the world’s second-largest economy.

Premier Li Keqiang, 67, economic czar Liu He, 70, central bank governor Yi Gang, 64, and banking regulator Guo Shuqing, 66, were dropped off lists of full or alternate members of the Central Committee -- the country’s most senior officials and political elites -- according to statements published Saturday at the end of the party’s congress.