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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 turns spotlight on jobs in field trip

Premier Wen Jiabao has vowed to stabilise jobs for at least the second time in a month, highlighting Beijing's concern that a surge in unemployment amid an economic downturn could fuel social unrest and hurt a smooth leadership transition.

Thursday, 16 August, 2012, 3:54am

Economy's lull a time for reform

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

CRCC charges ahead in foreign lands

China Railway Construction, one of the world's top 500 companies, will be hoping not to kick an own goal following its involvement in Italian soccer club Inter Milan.

State-owned giant CRCC has expanded its presence overseas in recent years and now operates in 48 countries and regions worldwide, according to the company's annual report last year.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Wen gets 'F' grade for last media date

A former top aide to late deposed Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang gave Premier Wen Jiabao an 'F' grade for his last nationally televised press conference, which aired in March at the end of the government's annual legislative session.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

Premier Wen Jiabao has warned that the mainland faces a stark employment outlook and stressed that job creation is a top priority for the central government.

'The country's employment situation will grow more complex and severe,' Wen (pictured) told a State Council meeting in Beijing yesterday, according to a statement posted on the central government's website.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Wen warns of more economoic hardship

Premier Wen Jiabao has conceded the mainland's economy has yet to see a sustained rebound and may face a prolonged period of hardship.

His warning comes two days after the world's second largest economy posted the weakest quarterly growth in three years.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing may ease controls to encourage investment

Premier Wen Jiabao's pledge to do something 'noticeable' and 'inspiring' soon to revive investor confidence in the mainland's economy has China watchers deliberating over exactly what the government has in mind.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Wen casts a cloud over Beijing sale

Weekend warnings that Beijing would 'unswervingly' fight property speculation have cast a cloud over the proposed auction of a prime residential site there tomorrow.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am