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  1. Beijing talking tough on Iran strait shutdown

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com China has expressed its clearest objection yet to Iran's threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation against new US sanctions, as Premier Wen Jiabao wrapped up a visit to the Middle East. 'Everyone is concerned about the security of the Strait of Hormuz, because it is an important international passage,' Wen said at a press ...

  2. China cannot bear price of progress indefinitely

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or later, the human cost will be weighed against its achievements and found incompatible with the respect the nation craves. Hopefully, the situation will improve. Premier Wen Jiabao pledged during ...

  3. Nation can't afford not to educate all its citizens

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to social stability and has attempted to defuse it. Premier Wen Jiabao promised Beijing would invest 184 billion yuan in rural education this year and exempt children of poor rural areas from fees ...

  4. Sober second thoughts

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. They are exchanging a new catchphrase about the challenges facing Premier Wen Jiabao . The wits say Mr Wen has three headaches: how to grow ... before these annual meetings usually express optimism about China's domestic economic outlook for the year ahead. But not this year: Mr Wen has been condemning past mistakes, warning against ...

  5. Greenback woes

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao has expressed his concerns about the falling US dollar. What do you think will be the long-term effects, if any, for the mainland and Hong Kong from America's economic crisis? Write to us. ...

  6. Tricky business on Wen's agenda in Seoul

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Seoul was planned before the latest crisis between the two Koreas, which will now overshadow his talks with the leaders of South Korea and Japan. The challenge will be how to prevent any further aggression from North Korea without provoking conflict on the peninsula. Wen will have to balance China's close ties with the North with important ...

  7. Respect of rights vital to China's long-term growth

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and businesses thrive where there is freedom of expression allowing for innovation and a free flow of ideas. Premier Wen Jiabao has spoken publicly about the need for political reform in the light ...

  8. Wen to attend summit in Japan amid caution on islands dispute

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the China-Japan-Korea summit in Japan in May, according to Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, who emphasises that the Diaoyu Islands issue remains 'highly sensitive' and must be carefully handled. 'We have repeatedly demanded that Japan take concrete steps to prevent future incidents like the one that happened last year, in order ...

  9. From the heart

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a word. Others were eager to share their feelings. 'I cried when I saw Premier Wen Jiabao tell the little girl to be strong and live on,' said one person. 'I can't bear ... cities. Hong Kong's outpouring of generosity and concern for our fellow countrymen has been felt beyond our borders. President Hu Jintao and Mr Wen have publicly thanked the kindness of Hong ...

  10. Wen calls for warmer relations with Taiwan

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Premier Wen Jiabao has called for the mainland and Taiwan to ditch their hostility and work together, in yet another goodwill gesture amid warming cross-strait ties. ... co-operation,' Mr Wen told Xinhua yesterday. He made the comment during a meeting with Fredrick Chien Fu, Taiwan's envoy to the Boao forum, in Hainan province. They met on the sidelines of the Boao ...




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