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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the report 'Wen arrives for Jakarta summit' on page A2 yesterday the incorrect Chinese characters were inserted for Premier Wen Jiabao. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Wen scores another hit as his star-gazing poem becomes a song

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Premier Wen Jiabao's star-gazing poetry has been turned into a song ahead of the Communist Party's 17th National Congress, which opens on Monday. The song, based ... Wen's poetry, rhymed in contemporary Chinese, because it conveyed lofty ideals such as truth, freedom, justice, hope and glory. Mr Wen, known for his mild-mannered and sometimes poetic style, ...

  4. Little star on the rise

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... and has brought a lot of glory to our country. I hope I can do the same someday. What do you plan to do when you grow up? I want to become the premier. Premier Wen Jiabao is a great man. He helped ...

  5. Wen's popular page on Facebook disappears

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A popular personal profile of Premier Wen Jiabao on the social networking website Facebook.com has been removed, raising concerns over whether the site's operators did so selectively or were under pressure from the authorities. Users of the website said that shortly before its removal, Mr Wen's page had had about 51,000 visits, putting it in the top six among ...

  6. Wen visits quake-hit areas of Yunnan

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Premier Wen Jiabao has visited the region of Yunnan province where a 6.4-magnitude earthquake on Sunday killed three people, injured 30 and left at least 180,000 homeless. ... government ordered guests at the Sheng An Di Jin Lun Hotel, in Puer, to check out before 8am yesterday but hotel management would not say whether the order was linked to Mr Wen's visit. China ...

  7. Mother demands justice for dead

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of casualties at schools. Parents from the Juyuan school, which hit the international headlines after a visit by Premier Wen Jiabao just hours after the quake struck, were among the first to take to the street to protest against injustice in the days following the disaster. Witnesses said they were inspired by Wen, who pledged to investigate allegations of shoddy school construction and seek ...

  8. Performers keep Kim's Dream alive

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Pyongyang Grand Theatre last year, he gave guidance at rehearsals. The performance has been staged nearly 50 times and viewed by almost 100,000 people. Premier Wen Jiabao and Kim saw a performance ...

  9. Writers' block

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or admonition. While in Britain last summer, Premier Wen Jiabao suggested an alternative and perhaps more effective tack. After taking in a performance of Shakespeare, a Western literary icon with whom he demonstrated considerable familiarity, Wen expressed the hope that more people would return the favour and discover Chinese literature as a way of better understanding China ...

  10. Musician rests at home at last

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... of the Cultural Revolution. The musician's return home was pursued by some of his friends and supported by the central government. Niece Ma Zhiyong said Premier Wen Jiabao had received a letter from ...




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