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.
Premier of the PRCTuesday, 20 November, 2012, 11:05pm
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets Europe’s leaders this week as the world’s second-biggest economy faces headwinds from the continent’s debt crisis and amid tensions over trade.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Mainland property stocks surged yesterday as the premier's pledge of fiscal support on Tuesday raised investor hopes.14 Sep 2012 - 3:21am
While former premier Zhu Rongji is credited with introducing bold measures that set the mainland's financial system on the path of reform, his successor Wen Jiabao may be remembered more for his eloquent speeches than strong action when he steps down from his position early next year.1 Oct 2012 - 1:53pm
After the initial excitement spurred by Premier Wen Jiabao's pledge of fiscal support abates, investors may want to see more concrete steps from the government before they are convinced about an economic rebound.8 May 2015 - 9:46am
Premier Wen Jiabao pledged for the first time to tap into the government's fiscal surplus as well as a fiscal stability fund of more than 100 billion yuan (HK$122b) as needed to stem an economic downturn.12 Sep 2012 - 9:35am
Premier Wen Jiabao, in an apparent effort to bolster confidence in the country's economic growth, said the economy has great potential to generate long-term growth thanks to opportunities brought by urbanisation and innovation.8 May 2015 - 9:46am
China is on track to meet this year’s target for economic growth and, if needed, the government could utilise a 100 billion yuan (HK$122 billion) fiscal stability fund to boost growth, Premier Wen Jiabao said on Tuesday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Rescuers cleared blocked roads yesterday to join the search for survivors of twin earthquakes in the mountainous southwest as the death toll rose to 89 and Premier Wen Jiabao surveyed the hardest hit areas.9 Sep 2012 - 4:35am
Premier Wen Jiabao expressed concerns over the recent development of Sino-US ties yesterday in talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and warned that US involvement in territorial disputes between China and its neighbours could set back bilateral relations.
The unusually strongly worded warning came despite Clinton saying the United States welcomed a rising China.6 Sep 2012 - 8:06am
Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday it was too early to loosen curbs on speculative property investment, state media reported, as authorities keep a tight lid on the once red-hot housing sector.
Wen, inspecting an affordable housing project, said government efforts to rein in runaway housing prices had been largely successful, Xinhua said.2 Sep 2012 - 3:23am
Expressing alarm at Europe’s debt problems, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called on Greece, Spain and Italy to embrace budget cuts and get their finances in order after meeting Thursday with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.30 Aug 2012 - 4:59pm
On Friday when the Hang Seng index shed 1.3 per cent to close below the 20,000 level and Shanghai shares closed 1 per cent down to end at the lowest close since March 2009, Premier Wen Jiabao landed in Guangdong, one of the mainland's exporting powerhouses, for a two-day inspection.3 Oct 2012 - 3:25pm
As a new generation of leaders prepares to take the nation's reins later this year, they will inherit the unenviable task of dealing with its ever-worsening pollution.23 Aug 2012 - 3:50am
Cooling economic activity has heightened expectations of more aggressive policy actions from Beijing to counter a worse-than-expected slowdown. Industrial output growth slowed the most in three years in July and new export orders fell, both reflecting the debt crisis in Europe and a sluggish recovery in the United States.15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm