Wang Qishan is given a basketball by then US president Barack Obama in Washington in 2009. As vice-premier at the time, Wang managed economic issues and led trade talks with the EU and US. Photo: Xinhua

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Wang Qishan is given a basketball by then US president Barack Obama in Washington in 2009. As vice-premier at the time, Wang managed economic issues and led trade talks with the EU and US. Photo: Xinhua
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