Wang Qishan: From graft buster to China's vice-president

Newly-elected Vice-President Wang Qishan (centre) shakes hands with President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 17, 2018.
Newly-elected Vice-President Wang Qishan (centre) shakes hands with President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 17, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING - Former anti-graft czar Wang Qishan, 69, would, under normal circumstances, be headed for retirement after relinquishing all key positions at the 19th national congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) last October.

He did not even get into the CCP's 19th Central Committee, which consists of nearly 400 top party cadres.

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