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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Wen Jiabao: the people's champion or a chameleon

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... a lonely voice in the communist leadership, regardless of his sincerity. In one his last major speeches, at a State Council executive meeting on January 23, Wen showed he was still willing to take ... his public image before retirement - or deliberately playing the role of an outspoken reformer in an effort to balance the communist leadership's conservative image. But sympathisers say ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Mixed reviews as Li Keqiang takes centre stage as China's new premier

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... New premier steers clear of sensitive topics in first press conference, devoid of Wen's trademark poetry and sentiment In his first press conference as premier yesterday, Li Keqiang showed a style that starkly contrasted his predecessor, Wen Jiabao, ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Beidaihe meeting on leadership succession ends, say analysts

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... week, it remained unclear when and how Beijing would deal with Bo, widely seen as a major obstacle to the leadership transition. Lau said the gathering in Beidaihe was mainly aimed at making ... to an end last weekend, setting the tone for the once-in-a-decade leadership succession later this year, according to political analysts. Although state media and mainland officials have remained ...

  4. News - 18th Party Congress - LEADERSHIP CHANGE

    Counting down to his retirement, Wen seeks to defend his legacy

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com The premier may be 70 and about to step down, but with a game of basketball he tries to show he'll always be a man of the people Retiring Wen keeps his eye on the ball Who is the most athletic Chinese pol ...

  5. News - 18th Party Congress

    Premier Wen's rule overshadowed by predecessor Zhu's bold reforms

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... with." The new government leadership- to be officially formed early next year- will inherit some difficult economic baggage, including overcapacity in steelmaking and excessive fiscal reliance ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Wen Jiabao era leaves promises to keep

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... A decade is a long time in politics, particularly for someone put in charge of the day-to-day running of a country as dynamic and diverse as China. Yet outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao has persevered with the task, making the most of his skills as a technocrat ...

  7. The economics of leadership

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... years, when a leadership succession is about to take place.' Succession economics, the study of the effects a new generation of leaders in Beijing on the mainland's economy, has a lot ... leadership's policies about to be exhausted and the economy showing new weaknesses, there is certainly a demand for new solutions. Beijing will begin the process of choosing its new generation ...

  8. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    Wen Jiabao, ex-premier, pens 90th birthday poem to scholar Ye Jiaying

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:43am by Cary Huang

    ... peers on the Communist Party's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee. Wen stepped down during the once-in-a-decade leadership transition at the party congress in December 2012. ...

  9. Wen's calls for reform signal subtle evolution within party

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Party leadership, Wen's daring has raised a lot of questions. Is he cultivating his personal public image or playing a role to balance the Communist leadership's conservative image? Do his comments suggest a rift in the leadership ahead of next year's power transition, or has he chosen to make his frustration with the pace of reform public before his retirement in less ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    The Golden decade loses its lustre

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... (HK$4.9 trillion) stimulus package that quickly steered the economy back on its feet. More importantly, the mainland's once-in-a-decade leadership transition has contributed to paralysis ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com Paralysis in decision-making and declining exports ahead of leadership change overshadow dying days of Hu-Wen era Golden decade loses its lustre ...




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