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  1. Wen ready to play ball to boost ties with Japan

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Baseball diplomacy is back as Premier Wen Jiabao prepares to visit Japan later this week. Wen wrote a thank-you letter this month to students of Sophia University in Tokyo, with whom he ... designed letter filled with emotion. Your unpretentious language, and smiling faces in the photos, have brought back happy memories from our baseball game together,' Wen wrote in the letter ...

  2. Wen charms Japan but the distrust remains

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao's trip to Japan at the weekend garnered praise from earthquake survivors and Japanese academics, but analysts say it did more to enhance his personal reputation than to improve Sino-Japanese ties after four decades of ups and downs. The trip, probably Wen's last official visit to Japan before he steps down in early 2013, may have helped change ...

  3. Japanese give Wen positive reviews on his 'ice-melting' trip

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Japanese media and public have reacted positively to Premier Wen Jiabao compared with previous Chinese leaders' visits, but warned that the foundation for bilateral ties remains fragile. Mr Wen finished his three-day landmark visit to Japan on Friday. He said the trip had successfully restored the strained relations between the countries. Most Japanese media reacted ...

  4. Wen hails thaw in Japanese relations

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier says visit 'first step in a long journey' Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday said his landmark trip to Japan - which he called 'the most important assignment since taking ... metropolis Osaka. His 21/2-day visit, during which Mr Wen delivered a historic speech to Japan's parliament, was well received in the country and lauded by politicians and public alike. ...

  5. Politics of goodwill

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the disputed Diaoyu-Senkaku islands. The hotline conversation between Premier Wen Jiabao and his Japanese counterpart Naoto Kan and the dispatch of a team of Chinese rescuers may have been ... 'the problems we have inherited from the past'. Wen, meanwhile, and other mainland officials have so far sensibly avoided such references. Humanitarian crises are all about the practical, ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... Premier huffs and puffs but Hello Kitty saves the day The 'people's premier' Wen Jiabao, affectionately known as Grandpa Wen, is renowned for his habit of morning exercises, especially when he travels overseas. During his just-completed three-day visit to Japan, Wen sought every opportunity to seduce the host country with China's soft-power diplomacy. Wen was seen ...

  7. Don't forget brutal truth: protesters

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Small groups of protesters including Japanese nationalists rallied yesterday against China during Premier Wen Jiabao's visit. More than a dozen activists ... 'Wen Jiabao, go home,' one protester shouted over a loudspeaker. 'Wen used the word 'peace' in his speech in the Japanese parliament this morning, but don't forget what ...

  8. Use of English casts doubts on whether real meaning of Wen-Kan talks was lost in translation

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... on the sidelines of an Asia-Europe summit between Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan (pictured). It was, according to both sides, an impromptu meeting, but it has been billed ... they point out, had no translator that spoke Chinese with him at the time. So his translator had to convey his messages in English. Wen's translator then turned them into Chinese. That, ...

  9. Japan coastguard seizes Chinese trawler captains

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ties improved in March when China made significant aid donations after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Premier Wen Jiabao visited affected areas in May. Analysts believed the consequences ...

  10. Beijing, Seoul end summit with aid offers for Japan

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of assistance. Premier Wen Jiabao repeated an invitation for Kan to visit China and pledged closer co-operation. To aid in Japan's recovery, Wen pledged to reduce from 12 to 10 the number ... Beijing also plans to send a 100-person tour group to Japan, and will invite 500 Japanese students from quake-hit areas to visit China. 'Our interests are entwined,' Wen said at a press ...




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