Ex-China leader Hu Jintao's son offered promotion

Sources say Hu Haifeng has been offered role of Dalian city mayor; unclear if he will accept

Mr Hu Haifeng (above) is the only son of former Chinese president Hu Jintao. It is too early to tell if the younger Mr Hu, who turns 47 this month, will one day join China's cohort of sixth-generation leaders.
Mr Hu Haifeng (above) is the only son of former Chinese president Hu Jintao. It is too early to tell if the younger Mr Hu, who turns 47 this month, will one day join China's cohort of sixth-generation leaders.PHOTO: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The only son of China's former president Hu Jintao has been offered a promotion to a post equivalent in rank to a Cabinet vice-minister, as part of a programme to groom young cadres, two sources with ties to the leadership told The Straits Times.

It was unclear if Mr Hu Haifeng would accept the proposal which would initially elevate him to acting mayor of the north-eastern port city of Dalian, in Liaoning province. He could not be reached for comment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 08, 2019, with the headline 'Ex-China leader Hu Jintao's son offered promotion'. Print Edition | Subscribe