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  1. Refreshing honesty as top leader 'embarrassed' by food safety

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Vice-Premier Wang Qishan is widely known for his sharp mind and witty remarks, among government officials and the overseas businessmen he has met. Unfortunately this is not well known to the general public, since state media reports about his activities are customarily brief. So a report in the Beijing Times yesterday quoting Wang as lamenting the country's poor level of food ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Can problem-solver Wang Qishan get the job done on graft?

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com New head of party's discipline commission is a troubleshooter who gets results, analysts say Hopes that Wang Qishan will get job done ... the appointment of Wang Qishan to head the Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection could usher in some significant changes. Corruption is widely seen as having worsened over ...

  3. News - China - STANDING COMMITTEE

    Vice-Premier Wang Qishan to head anti-corruption agency

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Wang Qishan is given seat on top disciplinary body, setting him up to fill the seventh- and possibly last- spot on the Standing Committee Vice-premier to head anti-graft agency Vice-Premier Wang Qishan was given a seat on the Communist Party's top disciplinary body yesterday, clearing the way for him to lead the anti-graft agency and take ...

  4. News - 18th Party Congress - LEADERSHIP CHANGE

    Wang Qishan, Li Yuanchao get high approval ratings in party poll: Insider

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Party poll results indicate Wang Qishan, Li Yuanchao geared for top posts, insider reveals Wang, Li get high approval ratings New details about an earlier internal party poll appear to support widely held expectations that Vice-Premier Wang Qishan and party personnel chief Li Yuanchao will be selected for top leadership posts at the upcoming ...

  5. Despite US demands, the time is ripe for a drop in yuan's value

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Qishan meets US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in the fourth round of high-level economic talks tomorrow and on Wednesday in Annapolis, Maryland. While energy and the environment ... Wang Xiangwei It has become a ritual that Beijing has allowed the yuan to rise against the US dollar in the run-up to the biannual Sino-US Strategic Economic Dialogue since it started ...

  6. Hu secures his legacy but lineup shows power sharing in party

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the so-called fifth-generation leaders, with Li Keqiang and Mr Xi at the top. Other core fifth-generation leaders are most likely to include the new Politburo members, including Wang Qishan , Wang Yang , Bo Xilai and Li Yuanchao . Beijing mayor Wang Qishan, 59, is expected to become one of the vice-premiers responsible for macro-economic planning or financial policies in March when ...

  7. News - 18th Party Congress

    Wang Qishan: the mainland's economic reformer in waiting

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Like his mentor Zhu Rongji, Wang Qishan is known as a problem solver. Many say his next task is prying the economy further open A reformer in waiting Symbolism can matter a great deal in politics, and Vice-Premier Wang Qishan's similarities to his political mentor, Zhu Rongji, have helped boost his popularity among party officials ...

  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Work-related bribes expected to rise this year, report says

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... in an annual report released on Monday, urging the new leadership to immediately launch institutional reforms to root out a culture of corruption. Xinhua also released a speech on Monday given by Wang Qishan, the head of the Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog, during a national meeting on Friday. Wang told the mainland's top discipline officials the country was accelerating ...

  9. News - China

    Anti-corruption tsar hears calls for transparency

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... and power abuse. Several top scholars met on Friday with Wang Qishan, who was appointed head of the ruling Communist Party’s top anti-corruption body this month, to put forward proposals on fighting ... The report did not detail Wang’s response. The Communist Party’s newly appointed leader, Xi Jinping – set to take over as president in March – has emphasised the need for a renewed fight against ...

  10. Wang Qishan: From tour guide to troubleshooter

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Beijing mayor Wang Qishan's experience in handling Sars and preparations for the Olympics qualified him to move into the Politburo. But doubts over the 59-year-old princeling's abilities remain. It is difficult to imagine how Mr Wang, a former museum tour guide in Shaanxi could have become the mayor of Beijing without some help from his father-in-law, former ...




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