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  1. Pioneering survey gives the people a voice

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or 'might' vote for their current representative were counted in the 'yes' group. Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng ranked second, behind Beijing's Wang Qishan, with a yes vote of 67.4 per ... and rural residents asking them what they though of their local mayor or county leader. The results were published this week without comment in the official state media, with Beijing's Wang ...

  2. Creativity gone wild

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... to the letter, ordering an investigation and telling Beijing's Mayor Wang Qishan to halt construction on major Olympic projects. These included the 'bird's nest' national stadium, ...

  3. Compound problem

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... signs, official motorcades, and the like. Adding to the list in Beijing are the ubiquitous 'big compounds', which block through traffic and force people to make detours. Mayor Wang Qishan, who regards congestion as his biggest challenge, has acknowledged that they are one source of the problem. The Forbidden City is the prototype big compound, combining government offices ...

  4. 'Don't be fooled by sweet words of the British'

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Vice-Premier Wang Qishan told a group of Chinese economic and financial scholars not to be fooled by 'the sweet words' of the British during his visit to Britain last week, one of the scholars said. During the visit, British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne had told Wang that more mainland Chinese could now afford to send ...

  5. Mayor says capital needs more culture

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai A lack of social amenities highlighted ahead of Olympics Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan lamented the lack of culture in the national capital yesterday and argued for greater social ... is the only public venue of its kind along the street. And there are few such spaces in other parts of the city, despite the capital being more than 10 times the area of Hong Kong. Mr Wang said he had ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Hopes fade for trapped workers

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Administration of Work Safety director Li Yizhong and Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan were at the scene to lead the rescue operation. Calls to China Railway 12th Bureau Group and Haidian police station went ...

  8. Beijing hopes Putin visit will sort out gas deal

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wang Qishan is set to meet with his Russian counterpart in Beijing. China and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding in 2006, when they agreed to construct two pipelines that would ...

  9. A dressing-down for C.Y. Leung's wife

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... After a group picture with Wen and other state leaders- including Vice-Premier Wang Qishan and state councillor Liu Yandong- Tong took the initiativein politely shaking hands with each official. ...

  10. 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? ...




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