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  1. News - China

    China appoints respected economist to target graft

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 06:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... of the biggest challenges for the Communist Party. Wang Qishan, China’s top finance official, will head the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the state-run Xinhua news agency said, as the party’s five-yearly congress came to a close in Beijing. Wang is best known for representing China in key economic talks with the United States and European Union. The congress also approved ...

  2. Mayor lines up all the 8s in hopes of a great Games

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Beijing has chosen the lucky number 8 for the start of the Olympic Games, setting the clock at 8pm on August 8, 2008, or 8/08/08/08 for the opening ceremony, city mayor Wang Qishan said yesterday. Hopes of delaying the opening for two more weeks to avoid the stifling heat of summer had been dashed because holding the Games any later would have involved a clash ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... was publicly upbraided by one of the mainland’s top leaders as he was about to launch into a long, pre-prepared speech. “Make it short!” Wang Qishan, the head of the mainland’s anti-corruption watchdog, was reported as telling the official at a panel meeting at the National People’s Congress. Wang had just given a speech about supervising the work of the Communist Party when the Jilin ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... An unbalanced recovery would be better than a balanced recession Vice-Premier Wang Qishan, warning that the global economy is in a grim state Although the prices have not yet fallen to a level... deemed satisfactory, this can perhaps be seen as a kind of soft landing, which I think is largely not a bad thing Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, on recent movement in Hong Kong ...


    Wang Guangya responds to pro-democrat petitions with copies of the Basic Law

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 04:44pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... for genuine democracy. Wang Guangya, director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, ratcheted up the tension at the meeting by hitting back at pan-democratic lawmaker Frederick Fung Kin-kee, who told Wang that the three-track proposal put forward by the Alliance for True Democracy was within the framework of Basic Law. “The antique market in mainland is very busy now ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Anti-graft teams cause stir as they prepare to fan out across China

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Inspection (CCDI) under new anti-graft chief Wang Qishan is attracting much public attention since Xi Jinping announced a crackdown on corruption shortly after becoming president in March. Recent ... up public hotlines and e-mail addresses for the public to report the wrongdoings of officials. Wang Yukai, from the Chinese Academy of Governance, said confidential interviews were the most ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    People's Daily's imperial graft analogy draws criticism

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... ancient anti-graft measures was first raised by the new head of the party's anti-graft watchdog, Wang Qishan, who studied history at Shaanxi's Northwest University in the 1970s. "Wang has learned from the ancient anti-graft ways to send special royal envoys undercover to check on the integrity of officials," the source, a historian, said. But political commentator ...

  8. Permanent stance needed in IPR fight

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the American capital during the annual forum known as the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade. Senior Chinese officials were led by vice-premier for economic matters Wang Qishan ... officials pledged to crack down harder on software piracy and other IPR violations. US trade representative Ron Kirk praised Wang for agreeing to personally oversee a public campaign to reduce IPR ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Ex-minister admits love for Korean alien drama

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Tanna Chong, Tony Cheung

    ... Ex-minister admits love for Korean alien drama The revelation by China's anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan that he was a fan of popular Korean drama My Love from the Star raised some ... photos with the master chef I rushed home with my wife to watch [My Love from] the Star as we munched on fried chicken." Seems the former top official is an even bigger fan than Wang, as he ...


    Speaker Wang Jin-pyng bids to end Taiwan's student protests

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:52pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Wang Jin-pyng offers concessions to try to halt occupation of parliament Speaker bids to end student protests Taiwan's parliamentary speaker has made concessions to students occupying the legislature over a trade pact with the mainland, raising faint hopes that the demonstrators might end their protest. Speaker Wang Jin-pyng ...




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