Liu He in the hot seat

A profile on the US-China Business Council website says Liu has played a major role in drafting China's five-year plans since the 1980s, and has been an important interlocutor with US government officials, including former Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. It also describes the 67-year-old (as of this past Friday) as an economic reformer whose "views have not found strong footing for implementation in Xi's administration."