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  1. Student apologises for throwing shoe at Wen

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The Cambridge University student who hurled a shoe at Premier Wen Jiabao during a speech last week has apologised to China for his inappropriate behaviour, the Chinese ambassador in London has said. In a statement on the Chinese embassy's website, ambassador Fu Ying said she had received a written apology addressed to Mr Wen from the student. The letter ...

  2. Education to boost growth, orders Wen

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Premier unveils 12-year training plan to counter financial crisis Premier Wen Jiabao has called for the formulation of an education reform plan that will focus on improving ... Mr Wen said in a speech delivered at an earlier education conference and published in today's People's Daily. He said planners must be prepared to shatter old mindsets ...

  3. Education chief steps down

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of education had even raised the eyebrows of Premier Wen Jiabao . Wen said at a Beijing high school that the students of this generation lacked creativity and the ability to apply their knowledge in real life. On another occasion, Wen criticised teachers as lacking professional spirit and commitment. The new minister would have to deal with many thorny issues left by Zhou and his ...

  4. Blueprint to target inequality in education

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... by Premier Wen Jiabao since January 11 to solicit input on the drafting of the document. Issues of contention included the quality of higher education, the development of vocational teaching and the status of rural education. At the end of the brainstorming sessions, Wen said the government would use the drafting of the blueprint to push for an overhaul of school governance, give schools ...

  5. Wen approves big rise in schools tax

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New rate applies to firms and the public Beijing is to provide more money for schools and universities by increasing its education levy by 50 per cent. Premier Wen Jiabao has endorsed ... the national compulsory-education investment in rural villages was 136.5 billion yuan, falling short of actual needs by 47.6 billion yuan, according to the Renmin website. Mr Wen said in March ...

  6. Teachers strike over promised pay rise

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The Guangzhou Daily's website first reported the strike yesterday afternoon, but the news was removed hours later. The protest came the day after Premier Wen Jiabao unveiled an education reform ... population structure, rural-urban wealth gap and rural-urban migration, and meet the requirements for industrialisation, urbanisation and modernisation, Mr Wen said in a speech delivered ...

  7. School closures wrong, says wen

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has hit out at the aggressive closures of rural schools in a speech ahead of today's Teachers' Day that addresses the sorry ... such measures would go against what our policies were designed for,' Wen said. Professor Chu Zhaohui, of China National Institute of Educational Research, said that the premier's broadside ...

  8. Schools must have enough buses before merging

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... passengers. Premier Wen Jiabao pledged on Sunday to set aside funding to upgrade transport arrangements following an outcry over the ill-timed donation of a fleet of school buses to Macedonia. Wen did ...

  9. Wen charms students during university tour

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... As he does on many of his overseas visits, Premier Wen Jiabao began the first morning of his Australian tour with a 6am jog, making use of a park close to his hotel in Perth. He was quick ... minister Ian Macfarlane, Mr Wen visited a metal operations plant and a university facility that researches technology for liquefied natural gas. There, he held a piece of frozen hydrate methane ...

  10. University change a step in right direction

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hardware and infrastructure rather than recruitment and development of scholarly talent is often attributed to this bureaucratic structure. But in February, Premier Wen Jiabao said ... and abolition of administrative controls had been released, and in July, Wen raised the idea of 'educators running universities'. The technical brilliance of the nation's new generation ...




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