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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - APPOINTMENTS

    Promotion snub of Wen Jiabao son-in-law takes cue from Xi Jinping?

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen, JANE CAI

    ... Chunhang- the son-in-law of former premier Wen Jiabao and the head of the CBRC statistics and research departments and a member of the elite "reserved official" promotion programme. ...

  2. Signs of reform sought at plenum

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... for a likely personnel reshuffle amid growing speculation that political reform could also be on the agenda. Xinhua said the meeting- expected to be attended by President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao ... Speculation has mounted that reform could be a hot topic after Wen- widely viewed as more liberal-minded- issued an unusually strong call for political reform. The calls intensified after jailed ...

  3. Party meeting opens amid calls for change

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... begins amid increasing calls for political reform, which have made waves on the internet and in national and provincial newspapers in recent days after Premier Wen Jiabao's high-profile ... as a crossroads: reform or die. Some criticised Wen as a talker, not a doer, while others remained hopeful of a significant manoeuvre by Wen, widely considered more liberal than Hu. Qian Hong, a signatory ...

  4. Leaders stuck with an image problem

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... efforts. Top leaders can best explain policies and programmes through the foreign media by giving press conferences and interviews, however they have generally been media shy. Premier Wen Jiabao ...

  5. Leaders not immune to a focus on quick fixes, populist policy

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... solutions and populist policies at the expense of long-term benefits, not unlike their democratically elected counterparts in Western countries. The present leadership under Hu and Premier Wen Jiabao will give way to a new leadership line-up next autumn. Starting today, the central government is expected to hold its annual economic work conference to map out economic growth ...

  6. Upbeat Xi rejects fears of hard landing for China

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with visiting US Vice-President Joseph Biden. Taking a similar tone in talks with Biden later, Premier Wen Jiabao said he had 'full confidence' the US will 'get its economy back ... economy will achieve even greater development as it deals with its challenges.' Analysts see Wen and Xi's upbeat remarks as an attempt to inject confidence into global markets gripped ...

  7. Hu urges Biden to set aside problems

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Senior Chinese leaders held friendly meetings with Biden yesterday. He was about 20 minutes late for the meeting with Hu because his meeting with Premier Wen Jiabao was extended. That session ran overtime because Wen took Biden for a walk around the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in central Beijing after their meeting. Biden had said during the meeting he thought Wen looked so much younger ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What Xi Jinping must do to root out corruption

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:25am by STEVE TSANG

    ... damning report that documented the phenomenal wealth Premier Wen Jiabao’s family members have built up during his time in office. This piece of impressive investigative journalism also highlighted that it came across no evidence to suggest Wen himself had been on the take. I don’t believe either Xi or Wen is personally corrupt. Why, then, is Xi’s commitment to eliminate corruption unconvincing? ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Beidaihe meeting on leadership succession ends, say analysts

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... were expected to be finalised ahead of the 18th party congress this autumn. The most telling evidence was said to be a state television report yesterday that Premier Wen Jiabao had embarked ... analyst, said CCTV's coverage of Wen's trip to Zhejiang was an unequivocal sign that the Beidaihe meeting, which usually lasted about 10 days to two weeks, had ended. They noted ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    New York Times websites blocked in China after story on Wen family wealth

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 09:29am by John Kennedy

    ... members of China's current Premier, Wen Jiabao.  "Billions in Hidden Riches for Family of Chinese Leader", reads the headline of the article, which later on writes: Many relatives of Wen Jiabao, including his son, daughter, younger brother and brother-in-law, have become extraordinarily wealthy during his leadership, an investigation by The New York Times shows. A review ...




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