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  1. Focus of investigation shifts to the capital

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... denied by Beijing officials, including Mayor Wang Qishan. ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. Chat rooms abuzz with criticism of authorities' role in festival disaster

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... on the number of people allowed to participate,' one person wrote. Surfers on the Tsinghua site said Beijing's acting mayor, Wang Qishan, had failed in his duty. Mr Wang and Beijing Party chief Liu Qi rushed to the scene of the tragedy late on Thursday to direct rescue and investigation efforts. Mr Wang was summoned from Hainan last spring to take the helm in the capital after ...

  5. Mayor of Beijing defends relocations

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan yesterday defended the mass relocation of people for the 2008 Olympic Games, saying it was necessary if the capital was to realise its Olympic dream. Mr Wang told a group discussion with Beijing NPC delegates that the municipal government was aware that much needed to done to cope with the large number of visitors expected ...

  6. Staunch Hu ally tipped as next Beijing mayor

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... minister of commerce, responsible for boosting domestic consumption and managing the mainland's increasingly complex international trade relations. Mr Guo, 60, will take over from Wang Qishan ... Wang Xiangwei Anhui party chief Guo Jinlong, a strong ally of President Hu Jintao, is expected to be named acting Beijing mayor soon, as the mainland leadership continues a sweeping ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lipton, holds a briefing in Tokyo, where he arrived yesterday after talks in Beijing with senior government officials, including Vice-premier Wang Qishan and central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan. Lipton (pictured, left, with Wang) was in Beijing for the IMF's annual policy dialogue with China, at which he said the yuan had to appreciate and that China's economic growth faced ...

  8. Political jam

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... complaints are loud and furious. So much so, people are predicting that the political future of acting mayor Wang Qishan hangs on his ability to tackle the congestion. Mr Wang, admired for his ... the challenge to Mr Wang. Can he tilt the sword at the powerful car industry and the self-indulgent citizens behind the wheel? ...

  9. Law and disorder

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... to Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan,, who in turn has sent such reports to Huairou for action. But no action is taken locally because the local district government does not fear the city mayor's office. 'Whenever Qishan comes to Huairou for a visit or inspection, he must kowtow to us,' many local officials have declared. Such is the breakdown of authority in Beijing. ...

  10. Olympic rhetoric gets toned down

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Games. In April, Beijing mayor Wang Qishan told the city's annual people's congress session that a successful Olympics also demanded priority be given to the issues of traffic ...




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