Wen Jiabao said his mother had punished him for picking up a one cent coin. Photo: Reuters
Wen Jiabao said his mother had punished him for picking up a one cent coin. Photo: Reuters
Wen Jiabao

Former Chinese premier Wen Jiabao pays tribute to late mother who ‘taught me not to take what isn’t mine’

  • Wen wrote that his mother, who died last year, had shown him how to live a frugal, honest life after the hardships of his early years
  • Personal reflections of this kind are a rarity among senior Chinese leaders

Wen Jiabao said his mother had punished him for picking up a one cent coin. Photo: Reuters
Wen Jiabao said his mother had punished him for picking up a one cent coin. Photo: Reuters
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