Vice-President Wang Qishan in Davos. China’s right-hand man to President Xi Jinping seems cut from the same pragmatic cloth as Zhu Rongji. Photo: EPA-EFE
Tom Plate
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Tom Plate

Wang Qishan could be the new face of Chinese pragmatism after Zhu Rongji – and a voice of reassurance for the West

  • Tom Plate says China’s vice-president made it a point in his Davos speech to stress Beijing’s commitment to taking a pragmatic approach in problem-solving – welcome words that should help ease tense US-China relations

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Vice-President Wang Qishan in Davos. China’s right-hand man to President Xi Jinping seems cut from the same pragmatic cloth as Zhu Rongji. Photo: EPA-EFE
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