Wang Qishan, 71, has not taken a public role in the trade war between China and the US. Photo: AP

Is ‘firefighter’ Wang Qishan working behind the scenes on trade talks?

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Wang Qishan, 71, has not taken a public role in the trade war between China and the US. Photo: AP
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.

Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu is a Beijing-based reporter focusing on international finance and diplomacy. Her journalism career spans a decade and she has been reporting for the Post since 2015. Wendy has a master's degree in finance from Germany's University of Freiburg.