Wang Qishan

JERUSALEM | China’s vice president kicks off innovation summit in Israel

JERUSALEM— China’s vice president and Israel’s prime minister have kicked off a joint innovation summit — where the two countries are working to cement their fast-growing relationship. Wang Qishan and Benjamin Netanyahu toured a number of exhibits by high-tech Israeli start-ups focused on self-driving cars, health care and agriculture. They were scheduled to attend an … Continue reading JERUSALEM | China’s vice president kicks off innovation summit in Israel

BEIJING  | Chicago mayor meets Chinese VP amid trade conflict

BEIJING  — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on a mission to salvage business deals threatened by a tariff war, says Chinese officials expressed confidence during his visit to Beijing that they can survive the spiraling dispute with Washington. Emanuel said Thursday that he met with Vice President Wang Qishan and China’s commerce minister this week in … Continue reading BEIJING  | Chicago mayor meets Chinese VP amid trade conflict

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed to second 5-year term

BEIJING /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —China’s ceremonial legislature appointed Premier Li Keqiang, the No. 2 leader of the ruling Communist Party, to a second five-year term Sunday and approved the appointment of a director for a new anti-corruption agency with sweeping powers. National People’s Congress delegates voted 2,964 to 2 to approve Li’s appointment. The … Continue reading Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed to second 5-year term