When he was central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan was known as “Mr Renminbi” because he led the push for a global yuan. Photo: Reuters

China wants to open financial sector wider but it’s a ‘negotiation game’ in trade war, Zhou Xiaochuan says

  • Beijing has determination for ‘much braver financial liberalisation and opening-up policies’, former central bank governor says at event in London
  • He also rejects calls from within China for greater protectionism
Topic |   China economy

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When he was central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan was known as “Mr Renminbi” because he led the push for a global yuan. Photo: Reuters
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China’s Vice-Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen (seated, far right) began his career as a junior official at the then Chinese foreign trade ministry in 1989. Photo: Xinhua

Wang Shouwen, China’s former ‘foot soldier’ now promoted to ‘general’ in US-China trade talks

  • The vice-commerce minister is Vice-Premier Liu He’s deputy and chief translator in the trade talks with the likes of US trade representative Robert Lighthizer
  • The 53-year-old has spent the majority of his 30-year career focused almost entirely on Chinese foreign trade
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China’s Vice-Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen (seated, far right) began his career as a junior official at the then Chinese foreign trade ministry in 1989. Photo: Xinhua
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