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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Wen Jiabao bows out after 10 years as premier

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Wen Jiabao bowed out of political life yesterday, formally handing the premiership to Li Keqiang after 10 years in the job. Li became the new premier after a ceremonial election at the rubber-stamp National People’s Congress, being chosen by 2,940 deputies and opposed by only three. After Li’s appointment was announced, Wen shook hands and chatted with more than a dozen people on his ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Wen Jiabao era leaves promises to keep

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... A decade is a long time in politics, particularly for someone put in charge of the day-to-day running of a country as dynamic and diverse as China. Yet outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao has ... populism. Wen's swansong report on the work of the government, delivered at the National People's Congress yesterday, comprised the usual mix of pledges and targets. Some ...

  3. Trust in China increases with Wen's visit

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Berlin teddy.ng@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Europe has resulted in improved trust of China among Europeans, analysts say. But scepticism remains about political conditions in China despite Wen's repeated emphasis that political reform is the only way the nation can sustain development. The premier concluded his three-country trip to Hungary, Britain ...

  4. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... predecessor, Wen Jiabao. Wen managed to maintain economic growth during his tenure, but he was also largely blamed for creating asset bubbles that put the mainland economy at risk in the long term. During Wen's premiership, he announced the milestone four trillion yuan (HK$5 trillion) economic stimulus plan, partly in response to the 2008 global financial crisis. Later, the government ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Li Keqiang granted meeting with Queen Elizabeth during British visit

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:18pm by Cary Huang

    ... is scheduled to meet Prime Minister David Cameron the next day at 10 Downing Street. Talks with Cameron would cover trade, investment, energy and cultural exchanges, Wang said.   UNIVERSITY ROW Wen Ruchun, daughter of ex-premier Wen Jiabao, has been accused by The Daily Telegraph in Britain of using her influence to obtain a professorship at Cambridge University via the Chung Hua Foundation, ...

  6. European visits help to build trust

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... debt reduction commitments, trade, investment and tourism spending; it is a matter of resolve, determination and time. Premier Wen Jiabao, Communist Party propaganda chief Li Changchun ... level face-to-face meetings are the best place to start. A Chinese tycoon's failed bid last year to acquire 300 square kilometres of Iceland for a resort foreshadowed Wen's visit ...

  7. Police presence for Li visit 'unique'

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by other dignitaries, including Premier Wen Jiabao . 'We have never seen uniformed police officers entering the campus. This is the first time,' he said. His remarks came as a panel ... Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in 1992, the visit by Wen in 2003, ex-US president Bill Clinton's acceptance of an honorary degree in 2008 and this year's visit by Latvian Prime ...

  8. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Li Keqiang's football musings a signal he wants to see some policy teamwork

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by George Chen

    ... Jinping, who succeeded Hu Jintao early last year to become the new state head. Both Xi and Li must deal with the same long-term challenge that faced Hu and then premier Wen Jiabao, and even earlier ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Greece welcomes Li Keqiang visit in effort to aid economic recovery

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:02am by AFP

    ... for China. The last visit by a top Chinese official- then premier Wen Jiabao- was in 2010, at the start of Greece's economic crisis. The selection of Cosco in 2008 to expand the container ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Li Keqiang engages the public in unscripted exchanges

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Hanoi teddy.ng@scmp.com I dreamed of Grandpa Wen Jiabao and the Diaoyus when I was still in my mum's belly, girl tells Premier With flash of charisma, Li engages ... that are claimed by China and Japan, which calls them the Senkakus. The girl told Li she admired him and his predecessor, Wen Jiabao, and hoped to become the premier one day. Li replied: "Good, our ...




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