Wang Yang: A Rising Star in China – Fong Tak-ho

From Asia Times:

 Atimes China Images Wang-YangWang Yang, 52, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) secretary of municipality, is known to be a favorite protege of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao…

Wang is now widely tipped to be elected into the new Politburo at the in autumn, and possibly even into the all- powerful standing committee of the Politburo.

Ahead of the congress, Wang is winning credit as an enlightened leader.

..The Chongqing government succeeded in resolving the so-called “coolest nail house” in history by striking an agreement that satisfied both the owner and the project developer.

The incident is said to have set a significant precedent for the enlightened enforcement of property laws…

Chongqing’s open mind in dealing with the media over the long-running saga has also won approval. Unlike many other cities that would have imposed a media blackout, Chongqing allowed unrestricted coverage of the incident. No doubt, credit must be given to Wang, the top leader in the Chongqing municipality. [Full text]

May 2, 2007, 10:34 AM
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