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  1. Barack Obama and Wen Jiabao just two sides of the same coin

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is absolutely no reason why Barack Obama and Wen Jiabao should not be friends. They're practically the same politician. Both men practise an enlightened, post-partisan rule. Mr Obama's post-partisan politics have rapidly come to resemble Mr Wen's unchecked party authority. Both men are willing to doggedly push their party's agenda in the name of prosperity ...

  2. Media play up Wen in 'Time'

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Mainland news portals are buzzing over an upcoming issue of the Asian edition of Time magazine featuring Premier Wen Jiabao on its cover and containing a story calling for the United ... on all major news portals, said: 'Apparently Premier Wen Jiabao's answer has convinced Zakaria, so he has called for the United States to do a self-reflection in his article ...

  3. Wen draws the line in last word on what is where on mainland

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... As premier of the world's most populous country, former geologist Wen Jiabao is a powerful man, but who knew that he was the human equivalent of a tectonic force, able to drive ... they are now included in 'the south'. During a tour of the Beijing No 35 Middle School in September last year, Wen challenged textbook compilers at Sinomaps Press, one of several geography ...

  4. Wen wins new nation of grandkids

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao can safely claim that he won the hearts of at least one school in India on Wednesday as he mingled in a charm offensive with pupils, teaching them calligraphy and showing off his knowledge of the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. 'May I call you Grandpa Wen?' a student at the Tagore International School in Vasant Vihar, an upscale neighbourhood ...

  5. Step up disaster prevention, Wen urges

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao has urged local governments to step up efforts in disaster prevention while heavy rains sweep the country's south and cause floods. Wen made the call during an inspection tour to flood-hit Hunan province. He told officials it was a priority to ensure the safety of people and asked them to help farmers resume agricultural production. Wen also inspected ...

  6. Hopes of political reform hit brick wall

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... University, said the fact that Wen Jiabao's recent remarks were censored on the mainland suggested the more liberal-minded leader was out of step with other senior leaders. Wen, who is among ... Talk of political reform in the run-up to the just-ended Communist Party plenum now appears to have been merely hot air. The talk included a string of calls for democracy from Premier Wen ...

  7. Milk activist's treatment exposes failings of law

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not in the mainland's judicial system. There is cause for hope, though. Premier Wen Jiabao has spoken of the need for reform of the judiciary and the implementation of a sturdy rule of law. And the storm ...

  8. Reform demands well worth debating

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... citizens: the most telling example of the deterioration of free speech is when even Premier Wen Jiabao is subjected to censorship. Sponsors of the open letter, published on the eve of today's ... that when Wen said 'the people's wishes for, and needs for, democracy and freedom are irresistible', he was right. Slowly but surely, his ideas on political reform and free expression ...

  9. Mainland media's political reform push gathers steam

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... of tomorrow's Communist Party plenary session and follow high-profile statements by Premier Wen Jiabao (pictured). The Communist Youth League-affiliated China Youth Daily; The Beijing News; ... Rural News in Guangzhou have all published articles focusing either on Wen's appearance on the cover of Time magazine's Asia edition or his calls for political reform over the past two ...

  10. Outspoken magazine under pressure to soften its line

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... vice-president Xie Tao, who died this year, calling for the liberation of thoughts and democracy. Another one was by Du, who praised Premier Wen Jiabao's recent speeches in support of political reform. Some of the official press took Wen to task for his support for what they call 'capitalism democracy', insisting China must not copy Western-style liberal values and political ...




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