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China’s Communist Party Names Wang Yi to Lead Foreign Policy

  • Wang publishes first article as China’s top diplomat
  • Qin Gang recently replaced Wang Yi as foreign minister
Wang Yi
Wang YiPhotographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

China’s ruling Communist Party has named Wang Yi to direct the nation’s foreign policy after he was promoted to the 24-member Politburo following last year’s twice-a-decade party congress. 

The foreign ministry’s website on Sunday posted a report by Wang as the director of the general office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission. His previous position as foreign minister was recently taken by Qin Gang, who was ambassador to the US.