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  1. No loosening yet, Wen says as growth dips

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao says the recent moderation in the mainland's economic growth is within 'expectations' and the result of the government's macroeconomic policies. Beijing will maintain its current economic policies despite a slowdown in the mainland amid faltering growth in main developed economies, Wen said in an article ...

  2. Wen optimistic over mission to Tokyo

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Premier shrugs off Shinzo Abe's comments on 'comfort women' and urges steps to improve relations Premier Wen Jiabao has high hopes for his visit ... Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's controversial comments on Japanese troops' forced use of Asian women as sex slaves in the second world war, Mr Wen yesterday said China and Japan should ...

  3. Beijing may ease controls to encourage investment

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao's pledge to do something 'noticeable' and 'inspiring' soon to revive investor confidence ... a reasonable growth in investment,' Wen said in a statement posted on Tuesday on the government's website that detailed remarks he made last week to economists and entrepreneurs. In those ...

  4. Beijing torn over inflation and growth

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao and central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan have reiterated Beijing's determination to check inflation- but many analysts say ... at the weekend. Wen said the government would maintain the current direction of its macroeconomic policy, keeping price stability as the main objective. But he also said it would 'grasp ...

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    Wen urges action on Europe debt crisis

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 11:22am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Expressing alarm at Europe’s debt problems, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called on Greece, Spain and Italy to embrace budget cuts and get their finances in order ... rise to serious concerns in the international community. Frankly speaking, I am also worried,” Wen told reporters after the meeting. He cited uncertainty over whether Greece leaves the euro ...

  6. Pledge to raise farmers' incomes boost for struggling rural sector

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing and Choi Chi-yuk Premier Wen Jiabao's promise yesterday to raise farmers' incomes was music to the ears of Guangdong peasant Huang Zhanghua. ... 'Last year was the worst,' Mr Huang said. 'I earned about 3,700 yuan in 2007- much less than the roughly 5,500 yuan I made in the previous year.' Mr Wen told delegates ...

  7. Netizens tell it like it is in messages to premier

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters in Beijing Hundreds of thousands of netizens posted appeals and questions to Wen Jiabao on special bulletin boards prepared by main state media websites in the run-up ... mainstream topics such as health care, education and rural problems, But some tried to draw Mr Wen's attention to problems such as the rights of hepatitis B patients, low salaries for soldiers ...

  8. Runaway growth reflects local leaders' tug of war with Beijing

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... 24, 2004, banks' reserve ratio was increased. On April 9, Premier Wen Jiabao said a new plan to curb overinvestment would take effect in the middle of that month. In a front-page ... important to understand that the coming reshuffle in the politburo will be more than ceremonial. Discussions on the chances of Wen Jiabao getting a second term and assessments of his performance ...

  9. Creativity gone wild

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm Writing to China's premier can have powerful repercussions. In early June, 11 experts in architecture penned a joint letter to Wen Jiabao criticising Beijing's ... that the vast number of facilities will be underutilised after 2008. Social concern and government responsibility are hallmarks of Mr Wen's administration, and so a shocked premier reacted quickly ...

  10. Tantalising titbits

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Debbie Mason

    ... press conference. Unrehearsed and certainly unprimed, questions and Wen Jiabao's answers were televised live on national TV for 2? hours, covering sensitive topics such as internet ...




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