Wang Yang, Party Secretary of the Guangdong Province, arrives for the opening ceremony of the CPPCC in Beijing

 
Wang Yang, Party Secretary of the Guangdong Province, arrives for the opening ceremony of the CPPCC in Beijing
Wang Yang, Party Secretary of the Guangdong Province, arrives for the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing March 3, 2012. Wang is seen as a frontrunner for promotion to the elite nine-member Politburo Standing Committee with the current generation of leaders, including President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao, due to step down next year. Other contenders for top office at the 18th Communist Party Congress in Beijing late this year were equally coy about their political futures. Their fates will be decided behind closed doors by top leaders, and in Party politics misstep can be as important as achievements. Picture taken March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)