Rosneft: China wants more oil

MOSCOW, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The president of Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft returned from a visit to China with assurances Beijing wanted more oil, a spokesman said.
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BEIJING, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The most important development in China in 2012 was the completion of the Communist Party's once-a-decade regime change that brought to the helm Xi Jinping, 59, an economic reformer who, along with other six members of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, will lead the country in the coming decade.

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- China, whose trade with the United States helps it earn big surpluses, welcomes their recent high-level trade talks in the context of current global economy.
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2 top Obama advisers on way to China

BEIJING, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Talks between two of President Obama's top advisers and Chinese officials will cover monetary policy and national security, the White House said.
China urges U.S. to stabilize economy

China urges U.S. to stabilize economy

BEIJING, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The United States must get its economic house in order, boost savings rates and protect Chinese investments, Chinese officials said Thursday.

Rosneft courts Chinese petroleum firm

MOSCOW, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Russian oil firm Rosneft and the Chinese state-run petroleum company are close to an energy transportation agreement, officials said.
China firm on keeping economy in shape

China firm on keeping economy in shape

BEIJING, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan says his country has enough tools to keep its economy on track in the current global financial turmoil.

Energy focus of new Russia-China talks

BEIJING, July 26 (UPI) -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan said Saturday his country has begun negotiations with Russia regarding energy resources.

Kissinger calls for more U.S.-China talks

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- China and the United States should strengthen their talks to better encourage understanding and trust, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan said.

Paulson arrives in China

BEIJING, April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson arrived Wednesday in China, which is facing increasing pressure to speed up the revaluation of its currency.

Beijing sets up anti-piracy center

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Beijing learning manners ahead of Olympics

BEIJING, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Beijing residents are being educated in everyday manners, including "audience etiquette," ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Xinhua reported Tuesday. City Mayor Wang Qishan said the most troublesome task for the city in preparing for the Olympic Games is

Beijing outlines Olympian tasks for 2005

BEIJING, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Beijing mayor Wang Qishan said 2005 is a critical year for the city in building sports venues and urban infrastructure in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.

Festival stampede in China kills 37

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- At least 37 people were killed Thursday in the crush of festival goers crowded onto bridge in a park near Beijing during Chinese New Year celebrations.
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Wang Qishan
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, center, holds the basketball given to him by President Barack Obama following their Oval Office meeting to discuss the outcomes of the first U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, July 28, 2009. Looking on at left is Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo. UPI/Pete Souza/White House.

Wang Qishan (Chinese: 王岐山; Pinyin: Wáng Qíshān; b. July, 1948) is a politician in the People's Republic of China who previously served in regional positions in Hainan and Beijing. He was elected to the 17th Politburo of the Communist Party of China and was elected Vice-Premier in March 2008.

Wang was formerly the governor of the China Construction Bank. 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. He is known to be frank and responsible. In a recent City Management Radio programme, listeners were astonished to hear the mayor apologize, leaving the citizens a very favourable image of a mayor who took his duties seriously.

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