The incumbent economic czar, Liu He, is set to announce his retirement at this year’s Congress, leaving a vacancy and the possibility of change. The 70-year-old is seen in Beijing as relatively fiscally conservative.
He has frequently emphasised the need to reduce spending and debt, and prioritise “quality” economic development over fast growth.
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