Premier Wen Jiabao warned Wednesday that ruinous turmoil that engulfed China in the past could re-emerge unless the country tackles political reforms, and he rebuked a populist fellow leader over a scandal that brought infighting among officials into public view.
The most notable overnight event was the release of the Chinese Government Work Report as part of the annual meeting of the National People's Congress which kicked off today and runs until March 17. This is the Chinese equivalent of the State of the Union address, delivered in this case by the outgoing premier Wen Jiabao. In it, Wen summarized his administration’s achievement in the past ten years in some detail, while voicing a sense of crisis when talking about existing social and economic problems.
BEIJING — Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated The New York Times‘ computer systems over the past four months, stealing reporters’ passwords and hunting for files on an investigation into the wealth amassed by the family of a top Chinese leader, the newspaper reported Thursday.
A rally in Asia is underway this morning as Wen Jiabao, China’s premier is upbeat on China’s economy
Wen Jiabao, China’s premier, has given his most optimistic assessment of the Chinese economy since the start of the year, saying that it had stabilised and that the government’s target of 7.5 per cent annual growth was well within reach.
China is putting journalists working for American news organizations under threat of expulsion after they published a string of investigative reports that embarrassed the Communist Party.
Twenty-four foreign journalists working for The New York Times and Bloomberg could be forced to leave the country in the coming weeks after officials stalled over renewing their visas.
While China has denied or delayed visas to individual journalists in the past, it is the first time that the staff of two entire organizations have been targeted.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will meet members of chart-topping J-pop band SMAP in Tokyo on the sidelines of a weekend East Asian summit, a press report said Friday.Wen, known as the "people's premier" for his populist approach, is due to meet the group late Saturday as well as a Tokyo university baseball team with whom he played catch during his visit to Tokyo a year ago, Jiji Press said.The two countries are expected to arrange a concert tour to China by SMAP next year to mark the 40th anniversary of the normalisation of their diplomatic ties, the news agency said.