Wang Qishan was born in Qingdao, Shandong in 1948, and graduated from the History Department of Northwest University in 1976. Wang was a deputy governor of China's central bank between 1993 and 1994,

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Meet China’s new point man on Washington
Veteran Chinese politician Wang Qishan has made his comeback. He returned to the center stage of China’s political arena over the weekend, after being confirmed by the rubber-stamp legislature as vice-president. Wang is seen as a “firefighter” who has consistently overseen some of the country’s trickiest and most high-profile campaigns. Until stepping down from the top level of Chinese politics last year, Wang headed the national anti-corruption watchdog, which was responsible for disciplining 1.5 million Communist Party officials. President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive has helped Xi to consolidate his position at the very top of the party. Wang’s triumphant return to the limelight at