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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. 


Wen Jiabao fails to seal gas import deal in Moscow talks

Premier Wen Jiabao returned to Beijing yesterday after visiting Russia, with leaders of the two countries vowing to deepen co-operation but still failing to reach final agreement on a massive natural gas deal.

Saturday, 8 December, 2012, 4:41am

Wen to push for trade agreements at SCO meeting in Kyrgyzstan

Premier Wen Jiabao is expected to make a push for economic and energy co-operation with a bloc of central Asian countries and Russia when he attends the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) summit this week.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:33pm

Time to come clean on family wealth

In April last year, veteran Hong Kong columnist Ng Hong-mun revealed that he had held a 90-minute meeting with Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing where they talked about political reforms and the upcoming chief executive election in Hong Kong. Ng, a former local deputy to the National People's Congress, said Wen invited him because of his "inspiring in-depth analysis" on issues.

3 Dec 2012 - 6:46am 3 comments

Chinese insurer Ping An hits out at Wen Jiabao report

Chinese insurer Ping An threatened legal action on Monday after a report linked a key government decision about the company to shareholdings held by relatives of Premier Wen Jiabao.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Premier Wen shows China's best face to the world

When Premier Wen Jiabao went overseas he would often seize the chance to show the personable side of the Chinese leadership to overseas audiences, who sometimes perceive it as stern and rigid.

24 Nov 2012 - 8:40am

Police clear woman over stopping Premier Wen Jiabao's motorcade

The police bureau in Zhaotong city, Yunnan province, cleared a woman of wrongdoing for stopping Premier Wen Jiabao's motorcade in September to petition him about land compensation.

24 Nov 2012 - 4:06am 1 comment

Who said it?

He is just filling the appetite of the Western countries

Professor Qiao Mu casts doubt on the sincerity of calls for democracy by Premier Wen Jiabao 


Asia is already at the centre of the world's economy, but is still relying on Western-style leadership

24 Nov 2012 - 3:03am

Wen quotes ancient poet to assert his integrity after wealth claim

Premier Wen Jiabao has used one of his last overseas trips before he steps down to assert his innocence after allegations about his family's "hidden wealth", saying he valued personal integrity more than his life.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:13am 5 comments

Sino-US stability helps the whole world, Wen tells Obama

Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday used his last meeting with US President Barack Obama to push for stability between Washington and Beijing’s new leadership.

In a wide-ranging meeting at the Asean East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh, the two leaders discussed economic and security issues, including the growing territorial disputes between China and its neighbours.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:45am

Obama urges restraint amid Asian territorial disputes

US President Barack Obama urged Asian leaders on Tuesday to rein in tensions in the South China Sea and other disputed territory but stopped short of firmly backing allies Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam in their disputes with China.

20 Nov 2012 - 9:29pm