Born in 1944 in Beijing, Dr. Shaoqi Wang received his Doctorate in Electronic Engineering in 1984 in France, at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. Before that he had been an electrical engineer at the China Xinhe shipyards for ten years, responsible for electrical engineering design and installation. In 1984 he became Director of European Affairs at the Department of International Cooperation of the State Science and Technology Commission of China.
Mr Shaoqi Wang, DDG Nominee for Administration.
After four years as Science Counsellor in the Chinese Embassy in Paris he returned to China as Director-General, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology of China. Since 2001, Shaoqi Wang returned to Paris as Minister- Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy. His French therefore is close to perfect, which will help him as ITER Deputy Director General for Administration. As such he will be responsible for all Human Resources aspects of the project as well as budgeting, contract procurements and — last but not least - public relations. "As more and more people learn about the project there will be an increasing demand for information", he says. return to Newsline #2