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  1. Wen 'distressed' by Tibetan suicides

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The self-immolations of monks and nuns in Tibetan-populated areas were extreme actions that had disturbed and undermined social harmony, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. But he also said the young Tibetans involved were innocent and he felt 'deeply distressed' by their behaviour. At least 26 monks, nuns and other Tibetans have set ...

  2. Wen vows swift economic reforms

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has vowed to accelerate reform of the mainland's economic structure by focusing on raising household earnings and breaking up state-owned monopolies. The measures would help achieve balanced and sustainable growth in the economy, driven by private consumption, Wen said. In his annual government work report ...

  3. School closures wrong, says wen

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has hit out at the aggressive closures of rural schools in a speech ahead of today's Teachers' Day that addresses the sorry ... such measures would go against what our policies were designed for,' Wen said. Professor Chu Zhaohui, of China National Institute of Educational Research, said that the premier's broadside ...

  4. Shenzhen deals

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao has urged Shenzhen to work closely with Hong Kong in economic areas, science and technology, and culture. What area of co-operation should Hong Kong pursue? Share your views: write to us. ...

  5. Wen holds rare grass-roots talks

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Premier seeks opinions before his work report Premier Wen Jiabao has made an unprecedented move to consult grass-roots members of society before he delivers his work report at next month's annual meeting of the National People's Congress. Mr Wen met 12 representatives of construction workers, village doctors, taxi drivers, policemen, farmers, former laid-off workers, ...

  6. Soaring food prices threaten stability: Wen

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Premier warns of unrest on mainland Premier Wen Jiabao has warned of the danger of rising food prices on the mainland, saying further rises could spark social unrest. Highlighting the seriousness of the problem, Mr Wen visited a pig farm and wet market in the western province of Shaanxi at the weekend, and urged officials 'not to lower their guard' on the issue. ...

  7. Population control main task, says Wen

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao has stressed the importance of keeping a lid on population growth and says one of the main tasks of the year is expanding a programme that rewards families that adhere to family-planning policies. Mr Wen told a meeting on population, resources and environmental policy on Saturday that 'stabilising the low birth rate' was vital to increasing prosperity, Xinhua ...

  8. A defining test of the party's leadership

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

    ... to try to head off spreading unrest. The central government has long been aware of the new mood and its implications for stability. In his annual work report last March, Premier Wen Jiabao said ... directives, it is taking a long time to get through to officials preoccupied with achieving growth targets that are critical to advancement. Last week Wen acknowledged the grievances behind recent ...

  9. Less than equal

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... care. Premier Wen Jiabao , in his work report to the National People's Congress on March 5, promised that the state will 'carry out reform of the household registration system ...

  10. Wen supports call for 'thought liberalisation'

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Premier sees Guangdong's proposal as 'magic tool' to meet party goals Premier Wen Jiabao added weight yesterday to Guangdong leaders' calls ... of Guangdong NPC members, Mr Wen also told Sichuan native Hu Xiaoyan - one of the three migrant workers elected as deputies to the National People's Congress - that her dreams would come true one ...




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