China’s Power Players
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Faces to watch

By SCMP Graphics and SCMP China desk

The 20th Communist Party congress will be an epoch-making event that will see a new crop of leaders promoted to the top jobs. Some who are already in key positions could be given more important portfolios, while younger faces may start positioning themselves for leadership roles in the years to come. One of them could even end up as Xi Jinping's successor one day. So who is likely to get a seat at the leadership table? These are the party elites to watch.

*Reached retirement age or moved to ceremonial post

List of abbreviations

CCDI: Central Commission for Discipline Inspection

CCP: Chinese Communist Party

CMC: Central Military Commission

CPPCC: Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

CYL: Communist Youth League

NDRC: National Development and Reform Commission

NPC: National People's Congress

PLA: People's Liberation Army

PRC: People's Republic of China

PSC: Politburo Standing Committee

Associate Creative Director Marcelo Duhalde
Graphics by Han Huang and Marcelo Duhalde
Reporting by William Zheng, Guo Rui, Phoebe Zhang and Xinlu Liang
Edited by Daniel Kwan and Jun Mai

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