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  1. Premier Wen chides Chongqing

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao rebuked Chongqing's municipal leadership yesterday over an incident last month in which its deputy mayor sought refuge in a US consulate. It was the first public comment by a top Communist Party leader on a scandal that sparked international headlines. Wen's remarks at his annual press conference added further uncertainty to the future of Chongqing ...

  2. Latitude Wen enjoys signals party's evolution

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... skeleton in the cupboard. But the fact that Premier Wen Jiabao can maintain his status despite his recent calls in public for political reform - contrary to the leadership's consensus - underscores the significant changes that have taken place in the Chinese political system since 1989. Wen's boldness has coincided with a stepped-up crackdown on political dissent ...

  3. Wen springs some surprises in new cabinet

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Lineup aims to project image of change, with eyes on fresh faces and 'super ministers' Premier Wen Jiabao is to form a new cabinet today that will absorb fresh blood, spring a few surprises and intend to project an image of change, according to sources close to the decision. Within Mr Wen's big pool of talent, all eyes will be on several new faces and five ...

  4. Speculation rife as Wen visit misses usual business aspects

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... to state media - Premier Wen Jiabao talked with university students and residents instead of municipal officials. The city is going to hold its municipal party congress in a week, with some key ... of the African Development Bank meeting, Mr Wen visited Tongji University, which is celebrating its centenary, three community clinics and service centres, a few communications and medical facility ...

  5. Between the lines of Wen's speech: a message for the party's leftists

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Those following Premier Wen Jiabao's annual press conference at the close of the National People's Congress should watch for what was not said, which is at least as interesting ... to another revolution. However, state media chose not to play up the law's significance and Mr Wen did not bother mentioning the subject during his press event, in which almost all the questions ...

  6. Power in too few hands causes graft, says Wen

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Premier cites need for more checks and balances on officials Excessive power concentrated in too few hands and the lack of an effective checks-and-balances mechanism had created a hotbed of corruption, Premier Wen Jiabao told a State Council anti-graft meeting yesterday. The premier said the country needed to overhaul its administration system ...

  7. Opening acts in a year of change

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... sensitivity, with the generational leadership transition just six months away and with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao each beginning his final year in office. The meetings are widely seen ... will be Wen, 70, who is already a lame duck since he is expected to step down from his party post in about six months' time and to give up the premiership at the next NPC, in March next year, ...

  8. Taiwan post marks former aide's return to the fold

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... but also to complete the rehabilitation of Mr Yan, the former aide of ousted party chief Zhao Ziyang . Mr Yan, 76, has worked closely with Premier Wen Jiabao in the past. He became secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Party Central Committee in 1987 - the year Mr Wen, then director of the party's General Office, became an alternate member of the Secretariat. Mr Yan, who headed ...

  9. 'People's Premier' leaves a mixed legacy

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Quantitatively, Premier Wen Jiabao can lay claim to being the most outstanding head of government in recorded history. But critics and admirers ... to 10 million in the past four years. And, in his book China's Best Actor: Wen Jiabao, dissident author Yu Jie dismissed Wen's image as a reformist and said he deserved an Oscar ...

  10. Economic policy 'to remain prudent'

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao's government work report, it also said Beijing would strengthen and improve its macroeconomic measures to rein in booming capital investment and credit growth. Mr Wen ... was the fourth consecutive year the mainland has registered double-digit economic growth, despite the government setting an 8 per cent growth target, a figure Mr Wen is expected to revise in his work ...




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