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. 



Cable sheds light on the secret life of Wen Jiabao

The 'people's premier' Wen Jiabao is a 'headache' and a formidable boss in the eyes of his subordinates, according to a US diplomatic cable that has been released by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks