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's son named chairman of telecoms firm

The son of Premier Wen Jiabao has been appointed chairman of China Satellite Communications (China Satcom), a leading mainland telecommunications giant, the latest princeling to take the helm of a major state-owned enterprise.

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