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Wen Jiabao

Premier of China between 2003 and 2013, Wen Jiabao served as vice-premier between 1998 and 2002. Wen, who was born in 1942, spent 14 years working in Gansu province’s geological bureau before being promoted in 1982 to vice-minister of geology and mineral resources. Wen graduated from the Beijing Institute of Geology in 1968 and has a master’s degree in geology. He was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee between 2002 and 2012. 

 

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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 December, 2011, 12:00am

He's not the fool the Disneyland episode has painted him to be

A diplomat's assessment of Kim Jong-nam (pictured), the Macau-based son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

China should have people like Steve Jobs and China should have products which occupy the world market like those of Apple

Premier Wen Jiabao during a visit to Suzhou industrial park

Lots of unemployed people would be happy to do it. You could have a whole rush tomorrow

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