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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. 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 ...

  3. Quotes of the week

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Communist China is destined for the ash heap of history because they are not a country of virtues Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry An unbalanced recovery would be better than a balanced recession Vice-Premier Wang Qishan, warning that the global economy is in a grim state The conflict will continue... Syria will not bow down Syrian president Bashar al-Assad The worst ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Vice-premier in London for economic talks Vice-Premier Wang Qishan (left) begins a three-day visit to Britain. With Chancellor George Osborne, he will co-chair the Fourth China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue. Wang will be accompanied by more than 10 ministers, including central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan. ...

  5. Quotes of the week

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am very confident if we work together... there will be no turning back from the road to democracy Myanmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton An unbalanced recovery would be better than a balanced recession Vice-Premier Wang Qishan on the grim state of the global economy If I have done anything wrong, it has nothing ...

  6. The bureaucrats have been warned

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... As one popular Chinese idiom goes, the writing mirrors the writer. Vice-President Xi Jinping's latest speech lambasting the mainland's bureaucrats for empty talk and pursuing vanity projects makes interesting reading, considering he will be the ...

  7. People First policies can nip any 'jasmine' blooms

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Last week, Zhao Qizheng, a top government adviser and former minister of the State Council Information Office, told overseas reporters the mainland faced no risk of a 'jasmine revolution' like those in the Middle East. But the overwhelming show ...

  8. Wen's move lends hope for petition reform

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Ever since he came to power in 2003, Wen Jiabao has been carefully cultivating his image as 'the people's premier'. His populist approach has helped him stand out from other mainland leaders and has earned him much adulation from ordinary m ...

  9. '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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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