China seeks closer relations with Myanmar

China seeks closer relations with Myanmar

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Wu Bangguo, China's top legislator visiting Myanmar, has offered proposals for closer bilateral relations, the official Chinese news agency said.
China calls off U.K. trip over Dalai Lama

China calls off U.K. trip over Dalai Lama

BEIJING, May 25 (UPI) -- A senior Chinese leader's visit to Britain has been canceled because of Britain's decision to host the Dalai Lama, officials said.

Merkel, Wen talk trade during China visit

GUANGZHOU, China, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said he hopes trade volume between China and Germany exceeds $200 billion this year.

Seoul government is a 'disturber of peace'

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- South Korea's government of President Lee Myung-bak is a "disturber of peace in northeast Asia," a North Korean government institute said.
China will keep lid on housing prices

China will keep lid on housing prices

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- China will maintain stability in housing prices, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said.

China notes ties with Islamic world

BEIJING, June 18 (UPI) -- The Chinese government, facing separatist pressures from its minority Uighurs in the northwest, says it values its friendly relations with the Islamic world.

China lauds ties with Russia

MOSCOW, May 13 (UPI) -- A top Chinese official says Sino-Russian relations have maintained growth and have reached "an unprecedented level."

China's Hu takes part in tree planting

BEIJING, April 5 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao said Sunday at a voluntary tree-planting ceremony in Beijing that people should help improve the environment.

China lawmakers urge unison in crisis

BEIJING, March 13 (UPI) -- The National People's Congress, China's national legislature, ended its annual session in Beijing Friday urging unity to combat the global economic crisis.

China legislator rejects Western systems

BEIJING, March 9 (UPI) -- China will never institute a Western-style parliamentary system, instead retaining its "correct" Communist Party leadership, a top legislator says.

China proposes new food safety laws

BEIJING, April 20 (UPI) -- China, stung by global concerns about the safety of its food exports, has published a draft of new laws that will include life in prison for violators.

Chinese leaders confirmed in posts

BEIJING, March 15 (UPI) -- The Chinese parliament Saturday confirmed Xi Jinping, expected to succeed President Hu Jintao in 2013, as vice president.

China working toward new legal system

BEIJING, March 8 (UPI) -- Top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo said Saturday the government is working toward creating a socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics.

Analysis: China's crisis-handling problem

HONG KONG, March 7 (UPI) -- China is not prepared to handle a large-scale external crisis -- particularly in the Taiwan Strait -- it can be concluded after assessing the nation's hardware, including ammunition supplies and fuel reserves, as well as the quality of its military personnel.

Hu Jintao wins second term

BEIJING, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao Monday won a new mandate to lead the country for five more years from the newly elected Communist Party’s 17th Central Committee.
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Wu Bangguo
National People's Congress Chairman Wu Bangguo reads his work report to delegates attending the third plenary session at the ongoing annual meeting of China's parliament being held in Beijing, China, on March 11, 2007. If there is an overall theme for this year's gathering of 3,000 lawmakers in the heart of Beijing it must be the challenge of making the economy work to the benefit of all 1.3 billion Chinese. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)

Wu Bangguo (simplified Chinese: 吴邦国; traditional Chinese: 吳邦國; pinyin: Wú Bāngguó; born July 1941 in Feidong County, Anhui) is a high-ranking politician in the People's Republic of China. He is currently Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, a position that makes him China's chief legislator. He is also ranked second in official rankings of state and party leaders according to his qualifications in the Party.

A native of Anhui, Wu is an electric engineer by profession, and rose to national fame through regional work as the party chief of Shanghai and as Vice-Premier of the State Council.

He entered Tsinghua University in 1960, majoring in electron tube engineering at the Department of Radio Electronics, where he graduated in 1967. He subsequently was employed as a worker and technician at Shanghai's No. 3 Electronic Tube Factory, and then deputy chief and chief of the technical section from 1976 to 1978. He would eventually go on to lead the factory as its party secretary. In 1978 he was assigned to become the deputy manager of Shanghai Electronic Elements Company, and between 1979 and 1981 the deputy manager of Shanghai Electron Tube Company. Between 1981 and 1983 he worked as the deputy secretary of Shanghai Meters, Instruments and Telecommunications Bureau.

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