Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan: Friend of Jane


According to the Wall Street Journal blog China Real Time Report, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan likes to relax from his no doubt stressful job with a Jane Austen novel.

So which is Wang’s favorite? British journalists based in Beijing were keen to know.

“Sense and Sensibility,” published in 1811, in which two sisters learn the importance of balancing logic and emotion when it comes to matters amorous, is, according to Osborne, the vice premier’s pick of the Austen oeuvre.