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  1. Boy band a hit with Grandpa Wen

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao is known for the charm offences he employs on overseas visits, including playing baseball, jogging, drawing and even singing traditional songs. Yet 'Grandpa Wen' refrained from trying to sing a song by popular Japanese boy band SMAP yesterday. Wen, 69, said he was too old to know their songs and asked the band to sing a few lines to him. He told ...

  2. Wen to visit quake areas to show support

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China is expected to offer more disaster-recovery assistance to Japan over the weekend when Premier Wen Jiabao tours the nation's earthquake-devastated northeast in a show of support. ... as the Senkaku. In the incident, a Chinese fishing-boat captain was arrested by the Japanese coastguard following a collision with a Japanese patrol ship. Hu said Wen would express sympathy and support ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Anatomy of the outbreak

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... January 27: Central government confirms its first outbreak of bird flu in Dingdang township, Guangxi January 29: President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao stress bird flu must be prevented and controlled January 30: Bird-flu-prevention headquarters set up in Beijing, headed by Vice-Premier Hui Liangyu January 31 to February 1: Premier Wen inspects two infected regions ...

  5. The culprits will pay for this: Wen

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday visited the site of Saturday's fatal high-speed-train crash and pledged to find the cause of the disaster through an open and transparent investigation that would be 'accountable to the people'. As Wen was making his promises in Wenzhou , Zhejiang province, dozens of angry relatives of victims protested outside the municipal government ...

  6. Wen set to meet victims of quake and tsunami during summit in Japan

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao will soon venture into another disaster zone to show the caring face of the central government, but this time he will be doing it overseas - in Japan. Speaking to a Japanese business delegation yesterday, Wen said he wanted to show the support of the Chinese people for those affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that struck Fukushima prefecture when ...

  7. Wen pledge on Japanese produce

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... China will import more agricultural products from Japan as part of measures to help its earthquake-hit neighbour recover, Premier Wen Jiabao said as he started a two-day visit yesterday. ... Myung-bak, with whom he will today attend a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan. Speaking at a fish market in Yuriage, Wen said China would buy more Japanese agricultural products, ...

  8. Outrage over gift of school buses

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has pledged to set aside funding to revamp student transport amid an outcry over China's ill-timed school bus donation to Macedonia following the death of 19 children in a crash. The promise came as mainland internet users vented their anger over the donation and appalling domestic school bus safety record. Wen made ...

  9. Payout offer raised after public outcry

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... (HK$1.11 million), nearly double the original 500,000 yuan, came a day after Premier Wen Jiabao visited the crash site and ordered a more 'humane' handling of the disaster after meeting ... for face-to-face meetings and a clear explanation for the cause of the crash. Lin said there had been a noticeable improvement in the attitude of officials after Wen's visit. 'We have made a lot ...

  10. Wenzhou weeps, seven days on

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... supporting the rail bridge where a bullet train ran into another last Saturday, claiming 40 lives. The makeshift memorial was where Premier Wen Jiabao had laid a wreath the day before, in a sea ...




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