Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Wang Qishan

Age: 61
Occupation: Vice-Premier of China
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 1

As one of China's top economic officials, Wang helped steer the country through the global downturn, from which it has emerged stronger than ever. He is expected to represent China during the next round of strategic and economic talks with the U.S. in May, at a time when ties between the two giants are fraying.