Chinese Political Theorist
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Wang Huning (Chinese: 王沪宁; born October 6, 1955) is a Chinese political theorist and one of the top leaders of the Communist Party of China, a current member of the party’s Politburo Standing Committee (China’s top decision-making body) and first-ranked secretary of the party’s Secretariat. He served as secretary of the Secretariat between 2007 and 2012, and as the head of the Central Policy Research Office since 2002. He was named chairman of Central Guidance Commission on Building Spiritual Civilization in November 2017.
Wang is believed to have been one of the principal architects behind the official political ideologies of three paramount leaders: “Three Represents” by Jiang Zemin, the Scientific Development Concept by Hu Jintao, and the Chinese Dream of Xi Jinping.
As Xi’s top foreign policy aide, he has been described as “China’s Kissinger” by South Korean newspaper The Hankyoreh.