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  1. Wen warns Leung to keep government clean

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday urged chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to maintain a clean government, amid an outbreak of corruption scandals surrounding Hong Kong's top officials. ... Citing a passage from The Analects of Confucius in the meeting in Zhongnanhai, the leadership compound in Beijing, Wen said: 'To govern means being upright. If you lead the people by being ...

  2. Wen's concern over mainland mums

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday. Speaking during his four-day briefing in the capital, Tsang said his discussions with Premier Wen Jiabao marked the first time the issue had been raised at central government level. Tsang briefed Wen on the implications and difficulties that Hong Kong faced as a result of the influx of pregnant mainlanders and how his administration would deal with it. 'For the first time, ...

  3. Now talk to everyone else in Hong Kong, Mr Wen

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The rare opportunity granted veteran local patriot Ng Hong-mun to meet Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing last weekend raised eyebrows. What is more unusual is that the private meeting in Wen's office was subsequently disclosed in a press release by Ng, a move deemed as departing from the protocol of mainland politics. The state leader reportedly said the central government ...

  4. Wen: next HK chief will have 'majority' support

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday assured Hongkongers that the March 25 chief executive election will produce a leader who enjoys the support of the 'vast majority' of the city. Wen's remarks, at the final news conference of his tenure following the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress session in Beijing, came amid increasing ...

  5. Premier Wen praises HK's economic progress

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Updated at 2.09pm: Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday heaped praise on Hong Kong for its economic achievements but urged the territory's leaders to keep clear heads when coping with the challenges to come. While meeting Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who was on a duty visit to Beijing, Mr Wen said the general picture of Hong Kong's economy this year was good. He said ...

  6. Why Premier Wen is unhappy with the chief executive

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I believe Premier Wen Jiabao criticised Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa in a subtle way when he was asked if he was concerned about the mass protest against the proposed Article 23 legislation. Mr Wen replied that Hong Kong should create a stable environment for foreign investments, implying that what Mr Tung and Secretary for Security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee have done was contrary ...

  7. Wen's words a timely reminder for Tsang not to drop his guard

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao's reminder, during a meeting with the chief executive in Beijing yesterday, of the importance of keeping a cool head over Hong Kong's developments could not be more timely. With the public mood lifted by the festive season, Mr Wen's call for Donald Tsang Yam-kuen not to lose sight of the city's 'existing problems' is also targeted ...

  8. Hu, Wen give firm backing to Tsang

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Cheong. Speaking at a meeting in Zhongnanhai leadership compound, Premier Wen Jiabao praised Hong Kong's economic performance such as its 6.5 per cent growth and 4.4 per cent jobless rate. 'These two years are Hong Kong's best in the nine years since the handover,' Mr Wen said. But he cautioned: 'Of course under this robust situation, we have to maintain a clear head ...

  9. Parties at odds on Wen's remarks

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Eva Wu There was a mixed reception yesterday for Premier Wen Jiabao's comments on Hong Kong. The pan-democrats saw the remarks as a sign of dissatisfaction while the Beijing-friendly camp dismissed them as 'general comments'. Mr Wen said that in times of economic turmoil, public confidence rested on decisive leadership. He also urged the government to learn ...

  10. Deciphering Wen's hidden meaning

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... that remarks on the looming economic crisis in the city made by Premier Wen Jiabao to a group of Hong Kong journalists before he concluded a visit to Russia have caused another round of guessing games ... his term expires? Mr Wen's intent was anybody's guess. But, judging from the circumstances under which the remarks were made, and their content, it is clear that Beijing is worried ...




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