Secret land of peach blossoms

The fisherman, Wen, was having a bad day. He had set off from Wuling at daybreak, and now the sun was high in the sky and he had caught only a handful of fish.

Monday, 26 March, 2012, 12:00am

Families hold back on compensation deal

Most families of victims of the Wenzhou high-speed train crash held back on signing the government's compensation deal yesterday, despite the near-doubling of the payout on offer.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Guide hunted over alleged assault

Police are hunting for a tour guide who fled after allegedly assaulting a mainland tourist who was visiting Hong Kong as part of a 60-strong tour group.

The holidaymaker, identified only as Wen, aged 45, from Heilongjiang, was taken to hospital with injuries to his face and neck, but was later discharged after treatment.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Quest for hardship in Wen's blood

When Premier Wen Jiabao was still a passionate youth, he wrote two 'blood letters' to obtain a hardship posting to remote Tibet when he graduated from the China University of Geosciences.

28 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Yesterday's report, 'Firm's windfall puts Wen's son in the spotlight', which appeared on page B3 included some incorrect information about the total size of the three funds launched since 2005 by New Horizon Capital. The report should have said that the total size of the three funds was US$1.4 billion.

20 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Wen talks cooking, corruption in Web chat

Premier Wen Jiabao generated a wave of excitement on China's Net yesterday when he made his debut Web chat and revealed what crossed his mind when a shoe was thrown at him during his speech at Cambridge University in England.

Many internet users jumped at the chance to quiz him and deluged the premier with questions.

1 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Student apologises for throwing shoe at Wen

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.

9 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Wen's waking thought: how's the market?

Premier Wen Jiabao had the same question as the one on almost every mainland investor's mind when he awoke on Sunday for the second day of his visit to Britain.

'How is the [mainland] stock market today?' he asked his aides.

3 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

In rare interview with foreign broadcaster, Wen pledges to advance democracy

Premier Wen Jiabao has pledged to advance the country's democracy in a rare interview with a foreign broadcaster that touched on a range of sensitive topics, including the Tibet issue.

29 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Wen pours out his heart, vows school safety

Premier Wen Jiabao revealed yesterday the 'heartbreaking moments' during his visits to Sichuan's quake-devastated areas in a show of emotion rare for the mainland's state leaders.

During a visit to Yingxiu town yesterday - nearly four months since the May 12 magnitude-8 earthquake - Mr Wen also pledged to make new school buildings 'the safest places'.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Wen visits ethnic minorities in remote autonomous region

While most state leaders have been watching the Olympics, Premier Wen Jiabao flew to the remote western Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to visit ethnic minorities and poverty-stricken people.

18 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Facebook page about premier draws a crowd

Premier Wen Jiabao has become the most popular Chinese politician - at least on the popular social networking site Facebook.

29 May 2008 - 12:00am

Wen's meeting with Ban well scripted

Premier Wen Jiabao's press conference and meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the epicentre of the quake zone yesterday looked like a well-co-ordinated move to generate publicity for the central government's rescue and relief efforts.

25 May 2008 - 12:00am

Portfolio takes off with a win-win formula

By using a dual approach, CitiEquity saw an opportunity in a Brazilian domestic airline that gave more than double returns despite high oil prices

WHAT DISTINGUISHES the CitiEquity Emerging Markets Fund from those of its rivals is the 'dual matrix' applied to stock selection, according to fund manager Aquico Wen.

21 Feb 2006 - 12:00am