China ousts finance minister as Xi Jinping turns to allies
Lou Jiwei, whom the Wall Street Journal describes as China’s “highest-profile finance minister in years,” has been replaced by Xiao Jie, 59, a former top tax administrator. The newspaper notes that Lou’s removal raises questions about whether reform-minded officials are being sidelined as Beijing "prioritizes short-term growth over major overhauls.”
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