Peking University 'prodigy' is rising political star

Dr Li Shulei was last month appointed executive vice-president of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Party School. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM CCDI.GOV.CN
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BEIJING - One name stood out as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced a series of personnel changes in recent months in preparation for next year's all-important party congress.

Dr Li Shulei, 57, a member of President Xi Jinping's inner circle, was last month appointed executive vice-president of the Central Party School, an indication that the CCP was laying the foundation for him to move up the leadership ladder.

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