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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Wen Jiabao's family 'unlikely to sue' New York Times

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Threat of legal action for defamation over report of 'hidden wealth' is only a gesture, experts say Wen family is 'unlikely to sue' Wen family 'unlikely' to sue NY Times Legal action threatened against The New York Times by two mainland law firms representing the family of Premier Wen Jiabao is unlikely to occur ...

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    Wen's lawyers in spotlight for rebuttal of NYT story

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui and Keith Zhai

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Keith Zhai Premier's two legal representatives best known for work in corporate and commercial spheres Wen rebuttal casts spotlight on his lawyers A rebuttal by the family of Premier Wen Jiabao following a New York Times report about his family's wealth has cast a spotlight on lawyers from two of China's top law firms. The family's two legal ...

  3. Bid to safeguard journalists' rights

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tien Puk-sun, who drafted the paper, said he believed the suggestions were supported by his colleagues because they were in line with Premier Wen Jiabao's pledge for a sunshine government. ...

  4. Online freedom

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... coverage of TVB and CCTV, the state media. It says: 'CCTV seldom shows pictures of victims suffering or crying. If not for reports about Premier Wen Jiabao, we might not have seen victims who ...

  5. Prompt action welcome after toxic leaks at mine

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of troublesome protesters. This would reflect the growing influence of environmental activism. Quality of life is becoming a problematic trade-off for economic growth. Only in March Premier Wen Jiabao ...

  6. Premier warns leaders to abide by rule of law

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Chan, Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei and Christine Chan in Beijing People who rule the country must respect the rule of law, Premier Wen Jiabao told CPPCC delegates yesterday. In a meeting with delegates from the economic and agricultural sectors, Mr Wen outlined three principles of governance. Mr Wen said officials should accept 'democratic supervision' and 'rule in accordance ...

  7. Billionaire spared the death sentence after outcry for mercy

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... for mercy including sympathetic comments from Premier Wen Jiabao. Wu Ying (pictured), once one of the richest women in China, was sentenced to death in 2009 on charges of raising funds ... will lose its effectiveness,' said Zhang. At the end of the NPC session last month, Premier Wen said Wu's case would be handled 'based on facts, and carefully'. ...

  8. Death penalty will not be abolished

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma But reforms will ensure it is used fairly, says Wen Citing the country's 'national conditions', Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday the mainland would not abolish ... officials. 'More than half the countries in the world still have the death penalty,' Mr Wen said. 'What we are doing is instituting a system to ensure prudence and justice in passing ...

  9. Death sentence that left entrepreneurs in shock

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the high interest rates. The case is also worrying entrepreneurs who have been using the shadow banking system. Wu saw a ray of hope last month when Premier Wen Jiabao said Beijing would ...

  10. Property-grab rules must be given bite

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's cities would probably not have modernised so quickly were it not for the ability of the state to seize land. But such grabs of land for government infrastructure and private development are also the biggest cause of social unrest- and one reason why President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao are so worried about instability. Draft rules approved by the State ...




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