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Wen Jiabao

Premier of China between 2003 and 2013, Wen Jiabao served as vice-premier between 1998 and 2002. Wen, who was born in 1942, spent 14 years working in Gansu province’s geological bureau before being promoted in 1982 to vice-minister of geology and mineral resources. Wen graduated from the Beijing Institute of Geology in 1968 and has a master’s degree in geology. He was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee between 2002 and 2012. 

 

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Wen Jiabao

Premier of the PRC

20 Nov 2012 - 11:05pm

Back to school for Wen Jiabao: Ex-premier jumps rope and teaches class during visit

Former premier Wen Jiabao mingled with pupils at a middle school in Chengde in Hebei province, delivered a talk on science and even joined in a round of rope skipping.

31 May 2014 - 11:46am 15 comments

Wen Jiabao, ex-premier, pens 90th birthday poem to scholar Ye Jiaying

Former premier Wen Jiabao has again garnered renewed public attention by writing a letter and a poem to scholar Ye Jiaying on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

9 May 2014 - 2:55am

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

When Li Keqiang took over as premier early last year, he quickly became known for an economic plan called "Likonomics".

7 Apr 2014 - 7:56am 4 comments

Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many former and current mainland leaders have already experienced or are eager to experience.

24 Mar 2014 - 7:49am 3 comments

Symphony of scandal: The significance of the ICIJ leaks timing

On January 22, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published an excoriating report on the extent of offshore accounts owned by China's wealthy and powerful. We illustrate how the exposé ties in with the timelines of other important ongoing stories.

24 Jan 2014 - 4:15pm 1 comment

Article on 'humble' Wen reappears amid rumours he is next graft target

A lengthy article about former premier Wen Jiabao's family roots written more than a decade ago has reappeared on the website of the Communist Party's mouthpiece.

21 Jan 2014 - 4:58pm 7 comments

Discussions of Wen Jiabao's daughter censored in China as more foreign media sites blocked

“Who is Lily Chang?” the same question has been repeated again and again on China’s social media since Thursday morning. Yet even without mentioning Wen Ruchun, which according to the New York Times is the real name of the the woman in question and daughter of China’s former prime minister Wen Jiabao, most microbloggers have seen their posts censored within minutes.

16 Nov 2013 - 4:44pm 30 comments

JPMorgan Chase's ties with Wen Jiabao's family investigated

To promote its standing in China, JPMorgan Chase turned to a seemingly obscure consulting firm run by a 32-year-old executive named Lily Chang. Chang's firm, which received a US$75,000-a-month contract from JPMorgan, appeared to have only two employees.

15 Nov 2013 - 7:32am 13 comments

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