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New Foreign Affairs Commission Sets Tone for China’s Diplomacy

Party Chairman Xi Jinping presides over the first meeting of the Foreign Affairs Commission. Photo: Xinhua
Party Chairman Xi Jinping presides over the first meeting of the Foreign Affairs Commission. Photo: Xinhua

China convened the first meeting Tuesday of the newly inaugurated Central Foreign Affairs Commission under the ruling Communist Party’s Central Committee, shedding light on the top policymaking body for the country’s diplomacy.

President Xi Jinping, who is also the party’s general secretary, heads the Foreign Affairs Commission, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Premier Li Keqiang is the commission’s deputy head while Wang Qishan, the party’s former anti-corruption chief, is also a member of the committee, Xinhua reported.

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