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Vol 3 (AAC) No 6

Published 1st April 2010

Jia Qinglin

Chairman, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC): An emissary from the ‘Shanghai clique’

Jia Qinglin, the number four in China’s leadership, has just completed his second tour of African nations. At each stop, Jia sought to build ties with presidents and legislative leaders: Paul Biya and National Assembly President Cavayé Djibril in Cameroon, Hifikepunye Pohamba and National Council Chair Asser Kapere in Namibia, and Jacob Zuma and National Council of Provinces Chair Mninwa Mahlangu in South Africa.

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