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  1. Wen Jiabao: Populist trapped in a rigid political system

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Premier Wen Jiabao is the new poster boy of Chinese politics. The least wooden of the otherwise universally poker-faced top communist leaders, the poetry-loving, baseball-tossing ... on the nation to treat those affected with 'care and love'. 'I'm sure Wen goes home crying every night,' veteran New Jersey-based China watcher Gordon Chang said. 'This ...

  2. CCTV airs full footage of shoe attack on Wen

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Main newscast highlights Cambridge incident China Central Television yesterday aired full footage of a man hurling a shoe at Premier Wen Jiabao during his speech ... relationship,' Ms Jiang said. Mainland media earlier said Mr Wen's speech at the university was interrupted by a western man, but the reports did not mention that a shoe was thrown. ...

  3. Wen vows to tackle nation's wealth gap

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Raymond.li@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao pledged to tackle the mainland's yawning wealth gap in a speech marking the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the People's ... that most concern the people and that have a direct impact on their interests,' Wen said in the speech at a banquet on Friday night. He also used his National Day speech to pledge to push ahead ...

  4. Asia's rise is 'just a matter of time'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday told foreign leaders and top business executives at the forum that the rise of Asia was 'just a matter of time'. Receiving the delegates, Mr Wen said the forum was designed to give Asia a boost. 'I can tell you that the rise of Asia is just a matter of time,' he told the delegates ahead of a photo session. Mr Wen ...

  5. Political concerns go public as China's Net users find their voice

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yuan in bribes. Even state leaders such as President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have publicly confessed to reading online message forums. 'The ability to offer views on the internet ...

  6. Wen gets 'F' grade for last media date

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com A former top aide to late deposed Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang gave Premier Wen Jiabao an 'F' grade for his last nationally ... of the party's Central Committee who was later jailed and purged from the party over the bloody Tiananmen crackdown in 1989, also lamented that Wen had been unable to push the envelope on political ...

  7. Premier and publisher locked in war of words

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li It looked like just another showpiece tour of a school by a top leader, but a visit by Premier Wen Jiabao to Beijing No 35 Middle School on September 4 triggered a war of words between the premier and a mainland publishing house. Wen, a geological engineer, challenged the compilers of a textbook on how the country was demarcated. 'Premier Wen believes ...

  8. Wen scores runs with Japanese as trip winds down

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao scored a diplomatic home run yesterday when he practised pitching and batting with students at a Japanese university baseball field. On the final day of his 'ice-melting visit', the 65-year-old pulled off every trick to woo the hearts of the Japanese public. Earlier in the day, Mr Wen had called his landmark visit a success as it set the Sino-Japanese ...

  9. Work to start on a new Beichuan

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... areas.' The State Council had authorised the rebuilding plan and Premier Wen Jiabao had personally reviewed it, Mr Zhu said. Mr Zhu's institute and the Sichuan provincial government had ...

  10. Beijing mouthpiece switches to soft sell in paean to leaders

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... will of the leadership under Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao to establish the image of an open-minded government'. The Hong Kong-based agency released two commentaries last week accusing western media ... arrest - tapes upon which his memoirs were based - as evidence of the 'new openness' of the Hu-Wen leadership. Beijing was so open that it was kind enough not to purge Mr Du, now 86, ...




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