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  1. Diary of a disaster: how Beijing dealt with the disease

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vice-premier Wu Yi is appointed health minister. April 29: Premier Wen Jiabao appeals for understanding at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference and admits China has made mistakes in its handling of the outbreak. May 1: More than 10,000 people in Beijing are put under quarantine. May 8: The WHO imposes a warning against unnecessary travel to Tianjin and Inner Mongolia May 20: Ms Wu ...

  2. US seeks 'tangible results' in key talks with China

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Development of ties is hampered by Americans' misunderstandings: Wu Yi US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson yesterday demanded 'tangible results' from the mainland in high-level economic talks but Vice-Premier Wu Yi reminded the visitors that bilateral relations could be harmed by 'misunderstandings' harboured by some Americans who knew ...

  3. US takes Beijing to WTO again over piracy row

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... an annualised 67 per cent to US$24.35 billion, the second-highest level on record. Vice-Premier Wu Yi deflected requests by US Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, in Beijing for talks two weeks ... Beijing in less than a year as tensions accelerate over the mainland's surging trade surplus and alleged use of a weak yuan to boost its economy. Yi Xintian, a spokesman for the State ...

  4. Don't hold your breath on through-train plan

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... will be replaced. Wu Yi and Zeng Peiyan will step down in March because of age, and executive vice-premier Huang Ju has died. Li Keqiang, the new Politburo Standing Committee member, is expected to become ...

  5. Beijing to 'fight to finish' over US gripes to WTO

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Wu Yi says piracy and import complaints risk ties Beijing has vowed to 'fight to the finish' over US complaints to the World Trade Organisation of rampant piracy and import restrictions on American films, music and books. Vice-Premier Wu Yi said yesterday the move by Washington this month was threatening trade ties between the two countries. ...

  6. Mainland launches drive to extend urban health insurance scheme

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Vice-Premier Wu Yi was rallying support yesterday for a pilot health care programme that aims to extend basic medical insurance to more urban residents. At a conference designed to spell out the aims of the programme and kick-start the initiative, Ms Wu called for concerted efforts from government at all levels to 'resolutely get the deed done', Xinhua reported ...

  7. Leaders settle on top roles in State Council

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... as foreign trade and investment, which are currently managed by Wu Yi, who will retire next month. This will make Mr Wang the principal official in dealings with Washington over thorny trade ... would have almost certainly triggered a reshuffle of the leadership at the three regulators. Sources said Zhang Dejiang, who was previously rumoured to be taking over Ms Wu's portfolio ...

  8. Valuable headway made in trade talks

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and their criticisms will only intensify in the coming election year. That the negotiators on both sides- led by retiring Vice-Premier Wu Yi and US Treasury chief Henry Paulson- managed to reach a host ...

  9. Hi-tech exports 'central to trade imbalance'

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung in Washington Vice-Premier claims US lost US$70b last year because of restrictions on selling sensitive equipment to mainland Vice-Premier Wu Yi has said responsibility ... imbalance with China. The US side must also adopt sincere and effective policies,' Ms Wu told business leaders in Washington on Thursday night. The event was the finale of her four-day US ...

  10. Women now hold up only 20pc of the sky

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... or officials. On the stage where the presidium sat, Vice-Premier Wu Yi stood out from the rest with her careful choice of outfits- baby blue and aqua-coloured skirts and jackets that distinguished her from the sea of grey suits and the background of red carpet and chairs. Ms Wu, famous for her toughness in foreign trade negotiations and handling crises such as Sars, is an exception ...




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