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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 woes 'a chance for party renewal'

The unprecedented statement defending the family of Premier Wen Jiabao against allegations concerning their wealth was a chance for the leadership to tackle corruption that lies at the heart of the Communist Party's legitimacy crisis, political analysts say.

Monday, 29 October, 2012, 7:47am 3 comments

Wen's lawyers in spotlight for rebuttal of NYT story

A rebuttal by the family of Premier Wen Jiabao following a New York Times report about his family's wealth has cast a spotlight on lawyers from two of China's top law firms.

29 Oct 2012 - 8:17am 1 comment

Who said it?

The road ahead is full of challenges. But this is a team which I hope will be able to meet those challenges

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, after rejigging his cabinet


It's more like a public oath or some act of public relations

29 Oct 2012 - 1:52am

Wen Jiabao's family says claims of hidden fortune are 'lies'

Premier Wen Jiabao's family hit back last night at The New York Times for its explosive exposé about his family's wealth, rejecting several of the article's central claims as "untrue".

28 Oct 2012 - 12:49am 3 comments

Statement from lawyers of Premier Wen Jiabao's family obtained by the Sunday Morning Post


Authorized Statement

28 Oct 2012 - 10:05am

Wen family hits back at 'lies' on hidden fortune

Lawyers for Premier Wen Jiabao's family last night hit back at The New York Times for its explosive exposé about their wealth - the first time a top Chinese leader has issued a rebuttal to a foreign media report.

29 Oct 2012 - 2:18pm 7 comments

A Bad Week for … , October 28, 2012

Premier Wen Jiabao

28 Oct 2012 - 3:10am

Beijing denounces report on Wen family's wealth

Beijing reacted furiously yesterday to an overseas media report that Premier Wen Jiabao's family had accumulated massive wealth during his time in office.

29 Oct 2012 - 2:19pm 6 comments

Untangling the Wen family's web of riches

The mother of Premier Wen Jiabao was a schoolteacher in northern Tianjin. His father was ordered to tend pigs in one of Mao Zedong's political campaigns. And during childhood, "my family was extremely poor", Wen said in a speech last year.

6 Nov 2012 - 7:33am 11 comments

Lift the veil on wealth of top Chinese officials

Mainland authorities blocked access to The New York Times website hours after publication of an investigative report about assets accumulated by the family of Premier Wen Jiabao, reprinted in this newspaper today. To contain any leakage, they also blocked mentions of Wen or the Times on microblogs.

27 Oct 2012 - 1:24am 2 comments