Wang Qishan and John Thornton have known each other since the 1990s. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Wang Qishan and John Thornton have known each other since the 1990s. Photo: SCMP Pictures

exclusive | What Chinese vice-president told old friend from US about Communist Party’s legitimacy

  • John Thornton, one of few to maintain access to some of China’s most powerful officials, met Wang Qishan early this year
  • The Wall Street executive has no government role, but bridges the US-China divide like Henry Kissinger in 1971, source says

Topic |   US-China relations
Wang Qishan and John Thornton have known each other since the 1990s. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Wang Qishan and John Thornton have known each other since the 1990s. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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