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  1. Wen urges HK to care for poor and vulnerable

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Hong Kong should use its ample reserves and public revenues to strengthen the social safety net and take better care of the poor and vulnerable, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. ... particular, to take good care of the vulnerable groups, thus making people in Hong Kong live a better life.' Wen, speaking at a press conference to conclude the annual plenary session ...

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    Wen devotes fewer words to Hong Kong, Macau at NPC

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Observers say the fact Wen said less about SARs doesn't mean their significance has lessened Premier Wen Jiabao gave relatively short shrift to Hong Kong and Macau in his final work report, devoting fewer words to the special administrative regions than in any of the previous nine years. Wen dropped references to "developing the economy", "improving ...

  3. Amoy residents ready to host Wen if he returns

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Gary Cheung People who welcomed Premier Wen Jiabao to their Sars-hit estate on his last trip to Hong Kong say they will happily host him again after he said he 'really wants' to revisit. Wen, speaking at his final post-National People's Congress press conference, said yesterday that he wanted to speak again to residents of Amoy Gardens in Ngau Tau Kok, ...

  4. Wen hints at pricking bubbles in economy

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Brussels The mainland would prefer to prick any bubbles in the economy earlier rather than later, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. Mr Wen, arriving in Brussels ... noting, however, that the city would benefit in the long run. Earlier, in an address to European leaders at a business forum in Berlin, Mr Wen said the central government would not take drastic ...

  5. Now talk to everyone else in Hong Kong, Mr Wen

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The rare opportunity granted veteran local patriot Ng Hong-mun to meet Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing last weekend raised eyebrows. What is more unusual is that the private meeting in Wen's office was subsequently disclosed in a press release by Ng, a move deemed as departing from the protocol of mainland politics. The state leader reportedly said the central government ...

  6. Wen: next HK chief will have 'majority' support

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday assured Hongkongers that the March 25 chief executive election will produce a leader who enjoys the support of the 'vast majority' of the city. Wen's remarks, at the final news conference of his tenure following the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress session in Beijing, came amid increasing ...

  7. Clear vision

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mainland government departments have been told to make pollution reduction the key focus of macro controls, under an initiative headed by Premier Wen Jiabao. What should Hong Kong officials do? Write to us. ...

  8. Heed Wen's advice for a better tomorrow

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

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao visited Singapore last week for important regional meetings and returned to Beijing with Hong Kong on his mind. He later told Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen why. '[Hong Kong] is facing very strong competition - the situation is pressing,' he said in talks on Friday during Mr Tsang's duty visit to the capital. Mr Wen was comparing the city ...

  9. Wen letter gladdens Sars-struck estate

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A housing estate badly hit by Sars in 2003 received a pleasant surprise from Beijing yesterday - a hand-written letter signed by Premier Wen Jiabao. Residents at Amoy Gardens in Kwun Tong - which hosted the premier in June 2003 soon after the severe acute respiratory syndrome broke out in the city - said last month that they would be happy to receive him again. Wen responded ...

  10. Show Hong Kong the way forward, Mr Wen

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The popular view holds that the closer economic partnership arrangement between the mainland and Hong Kong is the central government's 'big gift' to the city. Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday begged to differ, asserting that the real gift that he was personally delivering was the central leadership's commitment to 'one country, two systems' and a high ...




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