China’s party congress hints at new PBoC chief

Contest narrows to Guo Shuqing and Jiang Chaoliang

Guo Shuqing: a leading contender for the PBoC's top job

The National Congress of the Communist Party of China concluded on October 24 with the announcement of the composition of the party’s new central committee – the inner circle that people are eyeing for hints to the identity of the People’s Bank of China’s next chief.

At the closing session of the twice-a-decade congress, three out of four leading candidates to replace the retiring governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, were promoted to the 204-member central committee.

The new members are: Jiang Chaoliang,

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