How to present the current composition of the Politburo in an attractive and clear way? Which metaphor would be suitable to convey this abstract theme? The choice quickly fell on the typical Chinese fan, which in its layout offered exactly the right space to include all posts and affiliations.

Due to its clear language of form this graphic was not only used in publications of MERICS and online presentations: as a huge poster it is now part of the design of conference rooms and events.

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