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  1. Wen defends rights record after grilling

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... on the human rights issue. Liu Yi, a practitioner who left the mainland in 2002 bound for New Zealand for greater freedom to practise Falun Gong, said he did not agree with Mr Wen that the Chinese ...

  2. Education talk

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao emphasised the importance of education to any modern society in an address to about 180 overseas Chinese and embassy staff in Wellington yesterday. Two of the central government's recent accomplishments were abolishing the agricult ...

  3. Audience moved as 'people's premier' takes stand

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Before beginning a speech to about 400 overseas Chinese and embassy staff in Canberra yesterday, Premier Wen Jiabao offered his seat to an elderly man at the Australian capital's Hyatt Hotel. 'Those who are older than 70, please take a seat. We ...

  4. 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 to share his admiration for the country's clean air in an impr ...

  5. Beyond symbols, not much expected from US summit

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Analysts say it's a tough time for Hu to visit America President Hu Jintao and US President George W. Bush are unlikely to break any new ground on issues troubling the two countries when they meet next month in Washington, according to some American ...

  6. Women now hold up only 20pc of the sky

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... or officials. On the stage where the presidium sat, Vice-Premier Wu Yi stood out from the rest with her careful choice of outfits - baby blue and aqua-coloured skirts and jackets that distinguished her from the sea of grey suits and the background of red carpet and chairs. Ms Wu, famous for her toughness in foreign trade negotiations and handling crises such as Sars, is an exception ...

  7. Taiwan is 'core issue' on Hu's agenda

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... are on the rise. 'It is fairly natural that people in one country hold different views towards developing ties with another country,' he said. Vice-Premier Wu Yi's trip to the United States ... sealed deals for US$16.2 billion worth of US products during Ms Wu's mission, including the purchase of 80 Boeing aircraft and American software. 'It showed that disputes between ...

  8. Wu Bangguo: Pushing ahead with a raft of new laws

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui His election into the powerful Politburo standing committee five years ago was seen as the outcome of a balancing act, but Wu Bangguo has since stood firm, surviving the fall of the Shanghai faction. In his recent role as No2 in the party and chairman of the country's legislature, the National People's Congress, Mr Wu, 66, has strengthened ...

  9. Wu Guanzheng: Stern pioneer of anti-graft drive

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu As the Communist Party's top disciplinary official, Wu Guanzheng's name was synonymous with the party's anti-corruption drive over the past five years. His recent ... Wu's work at the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has helped the party fight graft, improve its public image and counter rising social unease caused by the widening gap between ...

  10. Liu Yandong's State Council role surprises analysts

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

    ... cabinet. She has some big shoes to fill. Wu Yi, the outgoing highest-ranking woman in Mr Wen's previous cabinet, was once described by US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson as 'a force of nature'. At 69, the 'Iron Lady' of Chinese politics has made it clear she will opt for a quiet life after retiring. Ms Liu at least appears to be as amiable as Ms Wu is feisty, ...




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