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. 


Clockwise from back row left: Norway's Jens Stoltenberg, Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, Slovenia's Janez Jansa, Cambodia's Hun Sen, China's Wen Jiabao and Laos' Choummaly Sayasone. Photo: EPA

Premier Wen Jiabao calls for clear euro-zone debt plan

Premier Wen Jiabao called on major economic institutions to come up with a clear and reliable plan to solve the euro-zone debt crisis, while pledging that China will assist in Europe's recovery.