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  1. Wen vows to tackle nation's wealth gap

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Raymond.li@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao pledged to tackle the mainland's yawning wealth gap in a speech marking the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the People's ... that most concern the people and that have a direct impact on their interests,' Wen said in the speech at a banquet on Friday night. He also used his National Day speech to pledge to push ahead ...

  2. Senators told to stop making waves

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Dennis Ho

    ... Dennis Ho A visiting delegation of US senators was yesterday told to spend more time on issues 'conducive to the stability of the Taiwan Strait'. Premier Wen Jiabao also urged ... and National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo. At the most recent meeting, Mr Wen reiterated that Taiwan was an inseparable part of China. Stressing the common interest between China ...

  3. A man of his word, but what does he mean?

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... also reaped praise. Normally confident in front of the media, Mr Tsang appeared rather nervous and fidgeted as he sat in an armchair that seemed too big for him whereas Premier Wen Jiabao ... Wen when the premier spoke to him over a cup of tea after the ceremony. Perhaps he was too stressed to note that his pledge to work for the 'well being' [xing fu] of the Hong Kong ...

  4. Wen bangs drum again for reform

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao called again this week for political reform, saying social turmoil often arises from within a country, as recent uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East have suggested. Wen made the comments on Wednesday in a news conference in Doha, Qatar, where he was asked what lessons governments should take from the recent developments in those ...

  5. Long may Wen fly the flag for reform

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In a political system defined by shades of grey, Premier Wen Jiabao is a colourful character. His regular calls over the past year for political reform are in stark contrast to the firm ... silenced. What is of no doubt, though, is that he is holding the torch of reform high and ensuring the debate continues at the uppermost political echelons. Wen should be supported in his efforts. ...

  6. Wen's comments timely in 'most critical' year

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Back in January, Premier Wen Jiabao reportedly confided in a group of senior advisers that the consensus of mainland leadership was that this year would be 'the most critical' for China. As things are evolving, Mr Wen was not exaggerating in the least. As President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen bowed to the applause of NPC deputies and officially began their second ...

  7. Brown, Wen discuss Darfur, climate issues

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... secured an invitation to the Olympic Games in August. Mr Brown met Premier Wen Jiabao at the Great Hall of the People for talks, with Mr Wen saying they had thorough discussions on the situation ... when he and Mr Wen met people at the university. During a question and answer session, Chinese table-tennis legend Deng Yanping asked Mr Brown if he would attend the Games in August. Mr Brown ...

  8. Wen's NPC report to focus on macroeconomic tools

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Premier Wen Jiabao will seek to enhance the government's macroeconomic control measures in his work report to the annual National People's Congress meeting scheduled to open on March 5. Reporting on a Politburo meeting chaired by President Hu Jintao yesterday to discuss the work report, China Central Television said the meeting affirmed the need ...

  9. Daunting challenges ahead for rising China

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Premier Wen Jiabao for five more years and a new lineup of vice-premiers and ministers, including the heads of five new 'super ministries'. The two leaders have renewed their pledges ... to achieve the image of a tolerant society it wants to project with the staging of the Olympics. Mr Wen has earmarked massive funding for housing, education, public health and social welfare. ...

  10. As landmark opens, architectural freedom it inspired has already passed into history

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Disappointment spread among supporters of the National Grand Theatre a few years after President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao took power. Following a decade ... the theatre's design and other 'monstrous foreign building experiments' on the mainland. Their efforts paid off last year when Mr Wen openly criticised the trend. 'Many large-scale public ...




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