China’s ‘firefighter’ vice president avoids flames of U.S. trade war

FILE PHOTO: China's Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Qishan, the head of China's anti-corruption watchdog, stands next to a Chinese flag, in Beijing, China, September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

BEIJING (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 […]

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