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  1. Build-up to Olympics gathers pace

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu All new venues for the 2008 Olympics, including the national conference centre, the athletes' village and the press village, would be under construction by the end of the year, Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan told the Beijing People's Political Consultative Congress. 'We will speed up the construction of roads and municipal facilities surrounding the venues ...

  2. Vice-president of Games agency named

    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the General Administration of Sports. Liu Peng, who recently took over as sports administration director, has become an executive president of the Beijing organising committee. Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan and Deng Pufang, son of late leader Deng Xiaoping and president of the China Disabled Persons' Federation, retained their posts as the other two executive presidents. Sources said ...

  3. Capital can learn from Hong Kong, says mayor

    Posted Nov 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Handling emergencies and traffic management are two of the many areas where the capital could learn from Hong Kong as the city steps up preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan said yesterday. At the opening of the ninth Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Co-operation Symposium in Beijing, Mr Wang said Hong Kong had adopted successful approaches ...

  4. Vice-premier warns bankers to guard against instability

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vice-Premier Wang Qishan has warned. 'Healthy fiscal policy and monetary tightening should be continued,' Xinhua quoted Mr Wang as saying at a trade and financial forum in Shandong province. ... economic slowdown after its subprime crisis were other uncertainties that the mainland and other Asian countries faced. Mr Wang said he was also concerned about difficulties facing exporters. He ...

  5. Focus on land policy to stabilise house prices

    Posted Dec 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on to the market, according to Construction Minister Wang Guangtao. At a national meeting yesterday, Mr Wang said moves to 'adjust the housing supply structure' were designed to restrict land ... sector through raising home-loan interest rates, limiting urban demolition and levying taxes on housing sales. Mr Wang said that despite these efforts, the amount of housing available to low ...

  6. Boom seen for creative industries

    Posted Jan 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Beijing's services sector is tipped to play an even bigger part in its economy with municipal pledges to develop cultural and hi-tech industries over the next five years. In his report delivered at the opening of the Beijing People's Congress session on Sunday, Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan said the city's tertiary sector was projected to increase its ...

  7. Satellite cities will transform Beijing

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People's Congress, which began on Sunday, Mayor Wang Qishan said the city government would spend 7.7 billion yuan- half its annual budget- on developing infrastructure in rural areas with a view to establishing economic centres in the city's east. Mayor Wang said detailed plans and a timetable would be drawn up for 11 towns on the outskirts of Beijing that would act as magnets for industry ...

  8. US, China need to talk about things they can do

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... evident in Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's sidelining of currency issues in negotiations between his side and that of his co-chairman, Vice-Premier Wang Qishan. US Secretary of State ...

  9. BOC stake purchase seen as good bet for Hopu Investment

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent discount to the A shares. Mr Fang, a close friend of Vice-Premier Wang Qishan, raised US$2.5 billion in 2007 from investors such as Goldman Sachs and Temasek Holdings to set up his own ...

  10. Wen to discuss crisis, energy on Russia trip

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Beijing later this week. On the sidelines of the summit in Russia, Vice-Premier Wang Qishan and his Russian counterpart will lead talks on energy co-operation. Mr Li said co-operation in nuclear ...




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