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Chinese Communist Party chief in Hubei steps down after leading Covid-19 battle

The Chinese official who was appointed to the top job in Hubei province at the height of the Covid-19 outbreak in the province is retiring. On Tuesday the state news agency Xinhua reported that Ying Yong had left his post as provincial party secretary “due to his age”. Ying, a Xi Jinping loyalist, turns 65, the usual retirement age for provincial officials, later this year. The announcement comes months ahead of the Communist Party congress, which is expected to see a major leadership shake-up…

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