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  1. In Brief

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

    ... Premier tells of anguish over deadly mine blast Premier Wen Jiabao recalled having a 'heavy heart' when he heard news of the Fuxin mine blast - two days after he issued ... And then on the sixth, the Fuxin mine blast in Liaoning province happened. There were more than 200 people killed!' he exclaimed. Mr Wen's eyes filled with tears as he spoke, Xinhua reported. Hospitals ...

  2. ... but transparency is the solution to myriad social woes, delegates say

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... report, delivered to the National People's Congress on Saturday, Premier Wen Jiabao said the government should disclose more budget details. 'Let the people know how much money it has spent and what it has done with it,' he said. Cao called on Wen to lead the way. 'Why are so many corruption problems left unsolved? It's because of a lack of transparency,' ...

  3. Lesson in civility

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... officials sent messages of condolence to their counterparts in Tokyo. Premier Wen Jiabao, at a press conference, asked if there were Japanese correspondents present and voiced his sympathy. ...

  4. Forget price controls, Mr Wen. They won't help fight inflation

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Wen Jiabao is worried about mounting inflation, and he thinks he's got a solution to the problem. His government is threatening to prohibit price rises for a range ... will have spotted the flaw in Wen's plan. Just as you can't cut waiting times simply by banning queues, so you can't prevent inflation just by slapping on price controls. At best you ...

  5. Wen ready to take blame for mine disaster

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Premier says he faces responsibility for the 213 lives lost in Monday's tragedy Premier Wen Jiabao has said he is willing to take the blame for Monday's coal mine ... at the State Council's third anti-corruption meeting on Wednesday, Mr Wen said he should take responsibility for the accident. He also expressed condolences to the victims and reassured ...

  6. Efforts to narrow wealth gap welcome

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... way was signalled by President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao when they first took up the reins. Tackling low incomes in the countryside- and narrowing the widening wealth gap generally- ...

  7. Marchers clash with police in Liu protest

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... the protest, accused Premier Wen Jiabao of empty words on political reform. Wen told CNN this month: 'The people's wishes for, and need for, democracy and freedom are irresistible'. Lee said: 'Wen Jiabao always pledges that there will be democratic reform in China. 'He had said so many beautiful words to improve its international image. But, on the other hand, ...

  8. Premier asks cadres to show compassion

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin in Beijing Young victims get to see a softer side of Wen during his visit to Aids villages Hugging an Aids orphan, Premier Wen Jiabao told cadres in Henan province ... Henan's Aids victims. Nearly a third of the county's population is believed to be HIV positive. When Mr Wen visited a state-run orphanage on Tuesday, he told cadres compassion was needed ...

  9. Damping down controversy

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The hill fire on Lantau seemed like an unlikely story to have caught the eye of Premier Wen Jiabao. It, therefore, came as a surprise when Mr Wen told a group of Hong Kong ... that the problem was resolved by Hong Kong on its own,' he said. The fact that Mr Wen's comments came in the midst of the rising temperatures over the West Kowloon cultural district project ...

  10. New mine tragedy amid safety pledges

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Disaster strikes as Wen Jiabao pushes for more responsibility Sixteen miners were killed and 11 remain missing in the nation's latest coal mine disaster. The tragedy ... which described how Premier Wen Jiabao recounted- tearfully- his recent visit to the Chenjiashan mine on New Year's Day. An explosion at the state-owned mine in Shaanxi province claimed 166 ...




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