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Analysis: China's 'firefighter' vice president avoids flames of U.S. trade war

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

By Ben Blanchard and Michael MartinaBEIJING (Reuters) - As the flames of a trade war between China and the United States lick higher, one top Chinese leader expected to help handle relations with Washington has been conspicuous for not taking a public role in the dispute - Vice President Wang Qishan. Known in Chinese government circles as "the firefighter" for his central role in tackling issues like corruption and domestic financial problems, Wang also has experience dealing with the United States - leading annual economic talks with Washington when he was a vice premier.As a result, Wang ...

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 09:23 IST
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