Wu Yi

Wu Yi: Forget Me – China News Agency

Chinese Vice Premier Ms. Wu Yi is signaling that she won’t be around for another five-year term here. Instead she wants to be forgotten. Translated by CDT from China News Agency: “I will fully retire after next year’s two congress sessions,” Wu Yi told an international business delegates during a conference at the People’s Hall […]

China Stands for Quality – Wu Yi (吴仪)

From Wall Street Journal: The Third China-U.S. Strategic Economic Dialogue, which convenes tomorrow, will address product quality and food safety. This focus reflects public concern over these issues in both countries. It also shows that the two governments are committed to protecting people’s livelihood and consumers’ rights, and that China and the United States are […]

Campaign To Improve China’s Product Safety Is An Uphill Battle, Top Official Says – AP

From AP, via International Herald Tribune: The task of improving China’s product safety is an uphill battle, but the government should fight using measures it employed to control the deadly SARS outbreak in 2003, a top official said in a speech published Friday. China began a four-month nationwide safety campaign in August, hoping to boost […]

Enforcer of Last Resort – Dexter Roberts and Chi-Chu Tschang

From Businessweek: After this summer’s wave of bad news about China’s product safety, Beijing finally decided it was time to patch things up. So the leadership did exactly what it has done in every tough situation China has faced over the past decade or so: It called on 68-year-old Vice-Premier Wu Yi. Her gentle, friendly […]

Wu No. 2 Among Powerful Women – Shanghai Daily

From Shanghai Daily: Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi ranked No. 2 on the new Forbes magazine list of the World’s Most Powerful Women. She followed Angela Merkel, the first woman to become chancellor of Germany. Forbes noted that Wu continues to help lead a government that oversees an economy whose gross domestic product may soon […]

China Appoints Vice-premier As Consumer Safety Tsar – Jonathan Watts

Latest news in the China product safety controversy has vice-premier and veteran crisis manager Wu Yi (Âꥉª™ ) stepping in to calm things down. Once described by US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson as a “force of nature,” Wu consistently ranks near the top in Forbes Magazine’s list of the world’s most powerful women. From the […]

Rude Awakening Could Await China – Andrew Busch

Global foreign exchange expert Andrew Busch wrote on The Globe and Mail: The high-level talks between China and the United States last week are important for trade partners of both countries. China’s chief trade negotiator, Wu Yi, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson discussed a wide range of issues – from reducing China’s assistance to […]

U.S.-China Talks to Target Trade Gap – David J. Lynch

Vice Premier Wu Yi is heading to Washington for high level trade talks aimed at easing recent tensions over a spate of issues. From USA Today: Against a backdrop of rising complaints about Chinese trade practices, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will kick off two days of Cabinet-level talks here called the Strategic Economic Dialogue. The […]

China-U.S. Trade Offers Mutual Benefit, Win-Win Progress: Vice Premier – Reuters

From Reuters: Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi on Thursday criticized calls in the United States for trade protectionist measures, calling such moves “irresponsible acts” that can only harm both countries’ interests. In an opinion article in the Asian edition of the Wall Street Journal, Wu, who will head a delegation of Chinese officials to Washington […]

Trade Talks Test China’s ‘Ms. Fix-It’ – Andrew Batson and Shai Oster

From The Wall Street Journal: Influence of Vice Premier Wu, A Well-Regarded Negotiator, Is Critical for a U.S. Deal It doesn’t matter if it’s a deadly virus, a wave of pirated DVDs or a shortage of plumbers: If there’s a problem, Chinese politicians and foreign businesspeople turn to Wu Yi. The 68-year-old vice premier is […]

China Pledges Further Economic Opening – Krishna Guha

From Financial Times: China’s vice-premier Wu Yi pledged to push ahead with “reform and opening up” of the economy at the opening session of the first US-China strategic economic dialogue in Beijing Thursday, even as she pushed back against US “misunderstanding” of China. Ms Wu said China will “continue to deepen reform of the financial […]

‘Iron lady’ Wu shows mettle on global stage – Le Tian

From China Daily: She is known as “China’s iron lady,” but impresses the world with her soft tone and charming smiles. She dreamed of becoming a great entrepreneur in her youth, but turned into the only female figure in China’s core of political power. Elegant and intelligent, Vice-Premier Wu Yi(Âꥉª™Ôºâ, 67, is the world’s third […]

Masahiko Takekoshi: China admits Yasukuni link to Wu’s snub

From Daily Yomiuri On-Line: The Chinese government officially admitted Tuesday the Chinese vice premier’s abrupt return home and cancellation of a meeting with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi were due to anger over his recent remarks concerning his visits to Yasukuni Shrine. See also: China still wants Japan to apologise from The Courier Mail.

Tetsuya Suetsugu: China risks Japan’s wrath rather than domestic ire

From Daily Yomiuri On-Line: For China, committing a diplomatic blunder might have been safer than taking the political risk of going ahead with a meeting between Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi. On Monday, Wu suddenly canceled a meeting with Koizumi that was scheduled for that afternoon, citing “sudden duties.” The […]

Chinese Vice Premier snubs Koizumi, says relations with Japan at low

From Channelnewsasia.com: Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi cancelled a meeting on Monday with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi that had been billed as a way to resolve bilateral tension and warned Tokyo it must work to turn around ties. Wu, a veteran negotiator, cut short her visit to Japan by one day, keeping appointments with […]

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