China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan speaks during a celebrating ...
Dec 26th, 2011
(Reuters) - China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan speaks during a celebrating event marking the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Xiamen special economic zone, in Xiamen, Fujian province December 26, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS ANNIVERSARY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA -
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