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Hu Chunhua: A jack of all trades as future premier?

Soon to be prime minister? Vice Premier Hu Chunhua at a meeting in Beijing

“He genuinely paid interest and attention to what I had to say, as well as to my colleagues from other chambers,” says Joerg Wuttke, President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China. He is talking about Hu Chunhua (胡春华), who at 59 is the youngest of the four vice premiers under Premier Li Keqiang, and is currently in charge of poverty reduction, agriculture and trade. He is considered one of the most promising candidates to succeed the departing Premier Li Keqiang.

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