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  1. Reinstatement of 'punished' officials is pure farce

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Soon after President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao took the country's reins, they faced the first major test of their leadership in March 2003 - the outbreak of Sars and international criticism of the central government's initial attempts to cover up the crisis. But they soon took drastic action by sacking then Minister of Health Zhang Wenkang , and then Beijing ...

  2. Glitzy icons contrast with fallen schools

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei At first glance, the shiny steel and glass structures of the National Theatre and the new China Central Television headquarters in Beijing would seem to have no connection with the more than 100 schools that collapsed and killed thousands of children in the Sichuan quake zone. But they provide a sad illustration of the biggest lesson the mainland should learn ...

  3. Gone missing: a little premiership passion

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Wang Xiangwei

    ... The annual press conference of Premier Wen Jiabao, broadcast live on television, radio and the internet, is always considered the climax marking the end of the 10-day annual session of the National People's Congress. This is not just because it is th ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rendezvous with vice-premier Members of the Better Hong Kong Foundation will meet Vice-Premier Wang Qishan when a delegation of businessmen and politicians visits the US from Sunday. Mr Wang ...

  5. US president 'looking forward to Games' opening ceremony'

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... in the Games', Xinhua yesterday quoted the president as telling Vice-Premier Wang Qishan. Mr Wang, who just concluded two days of the 'strategic economic dialogue' with US Treasury Secretary ... and China's state television reported Mr Bush's remarks to Mr Wang. Mr Bush's attendance would give a boost to the mainland leadership, who have hoped to use the Beijing Olympics to showcase ...

  6. 9 die as fire erupts on procession route

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... and firemen were investigating the incident. Beijing Communist Party Secretary Liu Qi and Mayor Wang Qishan both visited the scene after the fire was extinguished. Some onlookers jokingly blamed ...

  7. State leaders size up economic challenges

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wang Qishan in Shandong, the China Times reported yesterday. Zhang Wenkui, vice-director of enterprise research at the Development Research Centre of the State Council, said the scale ...

  8. Wen urges rapid growth to fight global slowdown

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... from a year earlier, easing from a 12-year-high of 8.7 per cent in February. Several top officials have also commented on the economy. Vice-Premier Wang Qishan travelled to Shandong province ...

  9. The big picture on China's G20 performance

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Like an actor making his debut in a leading role in a highly anticipated and controversial blockbuster, China shone and deserved rave reviews for its performances ... preparations for its G20 summit appearance and beyond. In the lead-up to the one-day summit, the central bank governor, the foreign-exchange chief, the finance minister and finally Vice-Premier Wang ...

  10. Shanghai puts on a dazzling display

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... at the Expo Park at 8.10pm sharp. The auspicious timing was chosen to match the year on the 24-hour clock, a practice copied from the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony two years ago. Vice-Premier Wang Qishan, head of the organising committee, thanked all participants and workers for making the event, under the theme 'Better City, Better Life', possible. Jean-Pierre Lafon, president ...




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