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  1. Market forces: 1 Wen Jiabao: 0

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland China's leaders are discovering the hard way that they cannot buck market forces. Just last Wednesday, in a bid to hold down inflation, Premier Wen Jiabao pledged ... Mr Wen's promise, the National Development and Reform Commission jacked up petrol and diesel prices by almost 10 per cent. There was not much of a choice. Beijing has long controlled ...

  2. Bargain hunters pounce as Wen Jiabao soothes nerves

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wen Jiabao's latest comments indicating support for the stock market. The Shanghai A-Share Index closed 42.123 points higher at 1,364.229 as trading value jumped to 6.9 billion yuan from ... in the previous session. Speaking at a regular meeting of the State Council, Mr Wen said investors' interests needed to be protected, state media reported late on Monday. Mr Wen also said China ...

  3. Wen vows to keep controls in place

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday promised to keep macro-economic controls in place for the rest of the year to protect against over-investment. Mr Wen said banks should maintain ... the latest economic developments. Mr Wen said the focus would be on implementing economic-control policy measures which were already in place. Apparently seeking to counter criticism the measures ...

  4. Wen praises Macau leader for 'doing good job'

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday praised Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah for having done a good job but officials last night clarified that Mr Wen had not told Mr Ho 'to stay on for a few more years'. The clarification followed a television report that Mr Wen had given the Macau leader implicit endorsement for another term. Mr Ho's first term ...

  5. Expect China turbulence or continue your flight of fancy

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... time out during his recent testimony to echo an IMF warning about the dangerous trajectory of China's growth path. Premier Wen Jiabao says the economy is at a 'critical ... corporate governance, declining margins and weaker earning prospects are among the reasons. Despite this, the investment bank still expects Mr Wen to engineer a soft landing. New capacity in certain ...

  6. Wen hints at more monetary easing

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday the country would step up efforts to maintain stable economic growth, in a statement that many read as a signal for imminent monetary easing. During a fact-finding trip to Wuhan, in Hubei province, over the weekend, Wen said macroeconomic controls should be 'improved and fine-tuned' in line ...

  7. Wen, Monti pledge trade boost before key meeting

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... tomorrow, local media said. Premier Wen Jiabao told Italy's Mario Monti - the only European leader attending the forum - that both Beijing and Rome should step up trade between small and medium-sized enterprises, and help businesses working in advanced technology and environmental protection, Xinhua reported. Wen also called for more financial co-operation between the two nations ...

  8. Steady growth key to stability: Wen

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Gary Cheung

    ... His report also calls for 'political and spiritual civilisation' Premier Wen Jiabao will predict a slower growth rate of 8 per cent for the economy this year, in his Government ... Post last night, Mr Wen says the government will work to construct a 'harmonious society' and promote 'material, political and spiritual civilisation'. To achieve the goal, ...

  9. Wen's late conversion to bank reform looks doomed to fail

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... one last bid to secure their reputation, as often as not by attempting some sort of institutional reform. Wen Jiabao is no different. At first glance, the achievements of his term as premier look impressive. Since he took office, China's income per capita has climbed by 140 per cent in real terms. But it's doubtful how much of the credit Wen can really claim. Much ...

  10. Politely but firmly, Wen draws a line under the Zhu Rongji era

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing While he might not share the fiery style of his charismatic predecessor Zhu Rongji, Premier Wen Jiabao managed to impress upon NPC delegates the image of a leader who is forceful and determined. Unlike the stern-faced Mr Zhu and the dull and stuttering Li Peng, Mr Wen hammered home the message of 'putting the people first' when he ...




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