Jan 03, 2023 02:17 PM

Communist Party Names New Diplomatic Chief to Shape China’s Foreign Policy

What’s new: Beijing has appointed former Foreign Minister Wang Yi as head of the Communist Party’s foreign policy body, its highest diplomatic post.

The foreign ministry published an article Saturday written by Wang, which addressed him as the director of the office of the party’s Central Foreign Affairs Commission, replacing Yang Jiechi.

Wang, 69, was promoted to the 24-member Politburo of the Central Committee during the party’s 20th National Congress last October. He was succeeded as foreign minister by Qin Gang, outgoing Chinese ambassador to the U.S., last week.

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