Wang Qishan

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Name: Wang Qishan

Country: China

Date of birth: 19-07-1948

Education: Bachelor in history

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Main achievements: A Chinese politician. He is the current vice president of China. He served as the executive chairman of China international capital Corp, which was the first investment bank in China. Wang worked in many policy research posts from 1982 to 1988. Wang Qishan, in 1988 was appointed to become Chine’s agriculture investment trust’s chief executive officer. In 1989 he was appointed as China construction bank’s vice-governor. In 1994 he was promoted as the governor of the bank till 1997. In 2004, Wang Qishan became the mayor of Beijing. Before becoming the mayor, he served for five months as Hainan’s party secretary. His name has been included in the 2009 list of 100 most influential people in the world.

Something interesting about the person: an interesting fact about Wang Qishan is that he loves watching Korean dramas. He is also a fan of House of Cards, which is a famous American series. 

Biography: 

Wang Qishan is the People’s Republic of China’s current vice president. His family belonged to Tianzhen Shanxi but later migrated to Qingdao Shandong, where Wang was born. When Wang passed his school, instead of going to college, he went to the countryside and started working as a “sent-down youth” where he worked with peasants as a laborer. While working in the headquarters of the communist is china, Wang met Xi Jinping, who is the current President of the People’s Republic of China. Wang gave the exam and got admission to Northwest University as a worker-peasant soldier student in 1973. These were the students who got enrolled in university during the Cultural Revolution. He graduated in 1976 after getting his degree in history. He met his future wife, Yao Mingshan, who is the daughter of Yao Yilin. 

After graduating, he worked as a researcher in the Chinese academy of social sciences, where he researched the republican era and imperial Chinese history. Wang got promoted to agricultural research policy in the office of secretariat after Yao Yilin in 1982 became the central secretariat’s alternative member. It was the beginning of the political career of Wang Qishan. 

Wang worked in many policy research posts from 1982 to 1988. Wang Qishan, in 1988 was appointed to become Chine’s agriculture investment trust’s chief executive officer. In 1989 he was appointed as China construction bank’s vice-governor. In 1994 he was promoted as the governor of the bank till 1997. Wang played a crucial role in founding China international capital Corp, which was the first investment bank in China. He formed this with the corporation of Morgan Stanley, an investment bank in the US. However, Wang became the executive chairman of CICC. 

Wang became the executive vice governor in 1997 after his transfer to Guangdong. The executive vice governor is the provincial government’s highest post. Wang helped Li Changchun, who was the secretary of the Guangdong party, in the Asian financial crises. Wang earned the title of “Financial specialist” by assisting Li Changchun in managing state-owned companies’ loans in the province. He has also served as the economic structural reform commission’s chief general officer. 

In 2004, Wang Qishan became the mayor of Beijing. Before becoming the mayor, he served for five months as Hainan’s party secretary. Hainan is the province of China. Wang also served as the Beijing organizing committee’s for the Olympic Games executive chairman along with being the mayor of Beijing.

Wang became the 17th central committee member in 2017. He also became a member of the communist party of china. He was also appointed as the vice-premier of the state council of china in 2008. He was in charge of commerce and finance in the state council. For the US-china strategic and economic dialogue, Wang was appointed as the exclusive representative for the Chinese side to chair the economic track in 2009 by then-president Hu Jintao. He was included in the 2009 list of 100 most influential people in the world.

Links

http://www.chinavitae.com/biography/Wang_Qishan

https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/china_20180318_wang_qishan_profile.pdf

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/17/c_137046307.htm