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  1. News - China - HOUSING

    Too early to loosen curbs on property, says China's Premier Wen Jiabao

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing No relaxation of controls on property Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday it was too early to loosen curbs on speculative property investment, state media reported, as authorities keep a tight lid on the once red-hot housing sector. Wen, inspecting an affordable housing project, said government efforts to rein in runaway housing prices had been ...

  2. Wen charms Japan but the distrust remains

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao's trip to Japan at the weekend garnered praise from earthquake survivors and Japanese academics, but analysts say it did more to enhance his personal reputation than to improve Sino-Japanese ties after four decades of ups and downs. The trip, probably Wen's last official visit to Japan before he steps down in early 2013, may have helped change ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Welcome step to a free-trade region

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... geopolitical and economic interests. Meanwhile, however, Premier Wen Jiabao , Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan and President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea have sealed an investment treaty covering ... domestic product and 18.5 per cent of exports, making northeast Asia what Wen described as the world's most economically vibrant region. A free-trade deal would unleash its potential and boost ...

  5. Wen's words of comfort for Taiwanese investors

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Wen Jiabao said yesterday that rather than being marginalised by the economic restructuring, Taiwanese investors could benefit further. As the mainland's economic growth pattern ... they typically have on the mainland. Wen sought to ease such worries, saying the mainland would never neglect the interests of Taiwanese compatriots. He said the mainland was now a main destination ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. China not a threat to world, Wen says

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan China is not seeking hegemony and never will, Premier Wen Jiabao said in New York in an apparent response to widespread concerns about Beijing's growing global clout, especially on the military front. In a meeting with New York-based Chinese overseas media and Hong Kong reporters on Wednesday, Wen said his key mission while attending the United Nations General ...

  8. Wen to discuss crisis, energy on Russia trip

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Premier Wen Jiabao will discuss the global financial meltdown and energy co-operation when he meets Russian and other Central Asian leaders next week. Deputy Foreign Minister Li Hui said Mr Wen would visit Russia from October 27 to 30 to hold talks with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and President Dmitry Medvedev. During those meetings and the annual Shanghai ...

  9. Next 20 years crucial to development: Wen

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Premier says economic adjustments have laid groundwork Premier Wen Jiabao says the first two decades of the 21st century offer China a strategic opportunity for development- and the Communist Party will lead the modernisation drive. Attending a state banquet on the eve of the 55th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, Mr Wen said ...

  10. Trust key to burying regional suspicions and building success

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... future importance cannot be underestimated, according to diplomats involved. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao captured the mood when he used his address to the six-nation gathering to urge leaders ... links as well as co-operate over health risks, drug trafficking and growing environmental threats. Long-planned transport links are already fast becoming a reality - marked by Mr Wen joining his ...




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