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Wang Yang to head China's top political advisory body

IANS  |  Beijing 

will be the new of the National Committee of the (CPPCC), the country 's top political advisory body.

Wang, who was one of the four Vice Prime Ministers of China, succeeded Yu Zhengsheng as the of the body, which has nearly 2,200 members from all walks of life.

The CPPCC is an advisory body with no legislative power. It can hold debates and discussions on issues and send its recommendations to the government.

The body can be compared to India's Rajya Sabha or because of its composition. Famous film stars, sports personalities and other eminent persons are its members.

Wang is one of seven members of the Communist Party's elite Standing Committee headed by

Wang, who was the in China's economic powerhouses like and Chongqing, has played a key role in the country's anti-poverty campaign which is dear to Xi.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 15:52 IST