Wang Qishan: Rise of a troubleshooter

Updated: 2012-12-25 22:00


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BEIJING - "He can do it" was many observers' comment when Wang Qishan took up a challenging new mission last month to lead China's top discipline watchdog amid rising calls for crackdown on corruption.

Simply more than a month into his new role, Wang has demonstrated the same style that previously won his fame as a troubleshooter in the economic field: tough, resolute and confident in front of difficulties.

"Ethics of the Party determines its survival or demise," Wang told a symposium at the end of November, two weeks after he became secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

"In the fight against corruption, we can not attain our goal at one stroke. We must convince the public that we are making more and more concrete efforts and delivering more and more powerful blows," he said.

At the symposium, Wang asked his guests to forget empty formulae but go straight to their points. He also encouraged them to forget their prepared speech manuscripts but show their keen insights.

"Please feel free to speak out what you want to say," Wang told the attendees.

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