Wang Yang

Hailing from one of the country's poorest provinces, Wang Yang lacks the revolutionary pedigree of the so-called "princeling" party leaders. Yet since taking office in 2007, Wang has led a far-reaching crackdown on corruption resulting in several high-profile convictions, including that of former Shenzhen mayor Xu Zongheng. He has also overseen a rise in government transparency, making the provincial capital of Guangzhou the mainland's first city to publish its budget.


Who said it?

When things go wrong in banks, you can screw up the whole economy rather than just shareholders' interests

Adair Turner of Britain's banking regulator

The co-operation between Chongqing and Guangdong is very friendly