Wang Qishan

Wang Qishan

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Wang Qishan (; born July 1948 in Qingdao, Shandong) is a politician in the People's Republic of China who currently serves as the Vice-Premier in charge of economic, energy and financial affairs under premier Wen Jiabao. Previously Wang served in regional positions in Hainan and Beijing. He was elected to the 17th Politburo of the Communist Party of China, became a member 17th CPC Central Committee and was elected Vice-Premier in March 2008. Wang is speculated to be a core figure in the upcoming fifth generation of CPC leadership.

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Wang Qishan was born in Qingdao, Shandong but his ancestral hometown is considered Tianzhen, Shanxi. Wang graduated from the History Department of Northwest University in 1976. Wang was the Governor of the China Construction Bank from 1994 to 1997. He first took over from Meng Xuenong when SARS struck Beijing in spring 2003, at which time he was the Party Secretary in Hainan, and was confirmed as mayor in early 2004. From 2004-2007, Wang served as the Mayor of Beijing. He is known to be frank and responsible. In a recent City Management Radio programme, listeners were astonished to hear the mayor apologize. In 2007, he became a member of the Politboro of the 17th CPC Central Committee, a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and in 2008 he became Vice Premier of the State Council.

In 2009, Wang was appointed by President Hu Jintao as his special representative to chair the Economic Track of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic......
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