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  1. Wen pledges massive poverty relief

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Premier wants to help 30 million, but gives few details how Premier Wen Jiabao promised yesterday to lift 30 million mainlanders out of extreme poverty in 10 ... urban dwellers whose income is lower than the minimum standard. Another 60 million handicapped people also need help. In his speech, Mr Wen gave few details of how the mainland aimed ...

  2. Five-year plan to attack rich-poor divide

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... movement in 1989, but speculation mounted that it could be a hot topic at the plenum, after Premier Wen Jiabao- widely viewed as more liberal-minded- issued an unusually strong call for political ...

  3. Premier needs to make progress in tackling bloated bureaucratic budget

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Congress Briefing When Premier Wen Jiabao pledged on Sunday to push ahead with economic reforms, he highlighted the reform of administration and government functions as key ... are even corrupt,' Mr Wen said. Explaining the next five-year plan yesterday, he promised to work hard to build a clean government and combat corruption. He said the central government would ...

  4. Gone missing: a little premiership passion

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei and Shi Jiangtao The annual press conference of Premier Wen Jiabao, broadcast live on television, radio and the internet, is always considered the climax marking the end ... top leaders. Since 2003, when Wen gave his first press conference as premier, he has developed a reputation for giving open and often passionate answers, laced with the extensive quotes from ...

  5. 'Real democracy' promise by Wen

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in London teddy.ng@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao vowed China would uphold democracy, fairness and the rule of law as he ended his visit to Britain yesterday. The two countries signed a series of commercial deals worth GBP1.4 billion (HK$17.4 billion) aimed at boosting trade and investment ties. In a speech at the Royal Society in London, Wen said China would continue ...

  6. Time for leaders to declare assets

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... urgent. Indeed, top leaders have often said that it poses a threat to the party's political legitimacy. Premier Wen Jiabao has frequently pushed for a system of public disclosure of officials' assets, without any real progress. But effective ways to reduce corruption are not difficult. One that reflects Wen's ideas is Taiwan's 'sunshine' laws, which compel ...

  7. Beijing strengthens pledge to aid EU

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com China is ready to play a bigger role in resolving the European sovereign debt crisis, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. Speaking to the press with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso after the 14th China-EU leaders' meeting in Beijing, Wen said China's support in helping ...

  8. Media best bet to ensure truth is told

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... or relevant information from the authorities' only. The order came just a day after Premier Wen Jiabao visited the crash site and promised an 'open and transparent investigation'. ... government is unlikely to allow an independent inquiry, continuing media scrutiny is the best option available to ensure the investigation is open and transparent, as Wen promised. In addition, ...

  9. Premier must turn rhetoric into action

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao's speech to National People's Congress delegates yesterday can be little faulted, given that it tackled many of the nation's problems and prescribed ways ... is that better seen than on pledges to cool the economy. In presenting his last government work report, Mr Wen promised to rein in growth to 8 per cent; a figure of 10.7 per cent was recorded last year. ...

  10. Indecision time

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... when Premier Wen Jiabao dismissed concerns, raised by Hong Kong journalists, about the mainland's economy during his visit to Russia. 'Everybody agrees that China's economy has ... apparatus. Investors certainly appreciated the party's authority, which assured unprecedented capital inflows, creating the hyper growth momentum that Mr Wen is endeavouring ...




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