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. 


Leung hits streets to get closer to public

Three days after he won the chief executive election, Leung Chun-ying reached out to the public yesterday, with appearances around Hong Kong, in an apparent attempt at damage control after he was criticised for visiting the central government's liaison office on Monday.