China unveils new cabinet to run revamped govt under President Xi Jinping; Wei Fenghe appointed as defence minister
China appointed a whole new set of top officials, including a defence minister, to head a revamped government, days after Xi Jinping began his second five-year tenure
Li Qiang, an ally of Xi Jinping, has been named the top Communist Party official in Shanghai, replacing Han Zheng who joined the Politburo Standing Committee
On Wednesday, members of the party's highest body, the Politburo Standing Committee were announced, with President Xi Jinping returning for a second term as party general secretary.
Xi unveils China's new leaders but no clear heir-apparent: Why president refuses to divulge successor and what it means for India
Xi broke away from an unwritten party tradition introduced by former leader Deng Xiaoping who wanted to bring a semblance of order into an opaque and fractious power-transition process.