China's newly-elected Vice Premier Liu Yandong looks on during the election of the new vice premiers, foreign and defence ministers of China during the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 16, 2013. China's parliament named Xi Jinping as president on March 15 four months after he took charge of the Communist Party with pledges of reform that have raised hopes but so far yielded little change. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON
Androulla Vassiliou (L) of European Union Commissioner with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong (R) attends the second meeting of China-EU high-level People-to People Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on September 6, 2014 in Beijing, China.
In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu greets Chinese Vice Prime Minister Liu Yandong during a meeting on May 19, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Chinese Vice Prime Minister is on an official visit to Israel from May 18th to 22nd.