China, India sign accord on border issue

NEW DELHI, April 11 (UPI) -- China and India signed an agreement Monday on the political principles to guide the resolution of their border dispute, Xinhua news agency reported.

Wen: Stronger China no threat to Asia

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 7 (UPI) -- Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has said that a stronger and more developed China would never seek to control or pose a threat to the rest of Asia. Wen made the remarks Wednesday in his keynote address to the 26-member Asia Cooperation Dialogue in the P

Wen soothes Asia on a strong China

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 6 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao gave assurances to other Asian countries Wednesday that China's strengthening was not a threat to them.

China wants free-trade deal with India

BEIJING, April 4 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, on the eve of a visit that will take him to India, called Monday for a free-trade agreement with his southern neighbor.

N.Korea hopes to boost trade with Shanghai

SHANGHAI, March 25 (UPI) -- North Korean Premier Pak Pong Ju, on a visit to Shanghai, said he hopes to develop economic and trade cooperation with the city, Xinhua reported Friday.

Chinese premier to visit South Asia

BEIJING, March 25 (UPI) -- China's foreign ministry announced Thursday that premier Wen Jiabao will make a four nation tour of South Asian countries in early April.

North Korea ready to talk, says PM Pak

BEIJING, March 22 (UPI) -- North Korea says it's ready to resume nuclear talks, but only if conditions are right, Premier Pak Bong Ju said in Beijing Tuesday.

UPI Energy Watch

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- Foreign companies are looking to explore for oil in the Philippines. According to a statement made by Philippine Energy Secretary Vincent Perez on Mar. 10, a co
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, Energy Correspondent

Analysis: Defusing China's property bubble

SINGAPORE, March 21 (UPI) -- By announcing measures last week to tighten mortgage lending, China finally appears to have made up its mind in defusing the long-building property bubble. But

Rice asks China to value rights, fair play

BEIJING, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Monday encouraged China to respect human rights and to play by the rules in its trade with other countries. Rice met with Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing to discuss peace and security in the Asia Pacific region, inclu

Rice discusses Taiwan, N. Korea with China

BEIJING, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discussed North Korea and Taiwan with China's top leaders Snnday, the first day of a visit to Beijing.

Analysis: Is China overheating again?

SINGAPORE, March 16 (UPI) -- China's fixed asset investment rose sharply in the first two months of 2005, while industrial output growth posted a stunning reacceleration. Both data are poin

Wen seeks Chinese stock market stability

BEIJING, March 15 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said China would continue to develop its capital markets, expand direct financing and improve the quality of listed firms.

Wen wishes well Asia's other giant- India

BEIJING, March 15 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Monday downplayed potential rivalry and instead stressed potential amity and cooperation with India.

Wen says China will keep death penalty

BEIJING, March 15 (UPI) -- Premier Wen Jiabao told reporters in Beijing Monday China would continue to use the death penalty as punishment in certain crimes.
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Wen Jiabao
Britains Prime MinisterTony Blair (L) greets his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao (R) outside No.10 Downing St in London on May 10,2004. .. (UPI PHOTO/Hugo Philpott)

Wen Jiabao (pinyin: Wēn Jiābǎo; Wade-Giles: Wen Chia-pao; IPA: ; born 15 September 1942) is the sixth and current Premier and Party secretary of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, serving as China's head of government and leading its cabinet. In his capacity as Premier, Wen is regarded as the leading figure behind China's economic policy. He also holds membership in the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, the country's de facto top power organ, where he is ranked third out of nine members.

Wen has a professional background in geology and engineering. He holds a postgraduate degree from the Beijing Institute of Geology, where he graduated in 1968. He was subsequently sent to Gansu province for geological work, and remained in China's hinterland regions during his climb up the bureaucratic ladder. He was transferred to Beijing to work as the head of the Party General Office between 1986 and 1993, and accompanied General Secretary Zhao Ziyang to Tiananmen Square during the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests. In 1998, he was promoted to the post of Vice Premier under Zhu Rongji, his mentor, and oversaw the broad portfolios of agriculture and finance.

Since taking office as Premier in 2003, Wen, along with President Hu Jintao, has been a key part of the fourth generation of leadership in the Communist Party of China. Soft-spoken and known for his strong work ethic, Wen has been one of the most visible members of the incumbent Chinese administration, and has been dubbed "the people's premier" by both domestic and foreign media.

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