Wen Jiabao

  • New China premier speaks to Manmohan Singh March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of their meeting later in March 2013 on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Durban, newly-installed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spoke to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday and both expressed a desire to work together to boost bilateral ties. Manmohan Singh congratulated Li on his...
  • China picks Li Keqiang as new premier March 15, 2013

    Beijing: China's legislature elected Li Keqiang as premier on Friday, installing an English-speaking bureaucrat as the man in charge of the economy, the world's second-largest, and its aim of reviving growth through consumer-led expansion. The largely rubber-stamp National People's Congress, as expected, chose Li, 57, to replace Wen Jiabao. Nearly 3,000...
  • Xi Jinping appointed as China's new president March 14, 2013

    Beijing: China's parliament formally elected heir-in-waiting Xi Jinping as the country's new president on Thursday, completing the country's second orderly political succession since the Communist Party took power in 1949. The largely rubber-stamp National People's Congress chose Xi in a tightly scripted ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in...
  • China's legislature begins annual session, Xi to head govt March 5, 2013

    Beijing: China's new leadership headed by Xi Jinping is all set to take over power to succeed outgoing President Hu Jintao and his team during the two-week annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) which began here on Tuesday. The 3000-strong NPC, often described as the rubber stamp Parliament, is...
  • China: Xi Jinping to take over as the President March 4, 2013

    Beijing: China's new advisory legislative body began its annual session on Sunday commencing the once-in-a-decade power transfer to a new leadership headed by Xi Jinping from the outgoing government led by Hu Jintao. The 2,200-member Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) comprising, perhaps for the first time with majority of non-ruling...
  • 'Chinese military engaged in cyber espionage campaign' February 19, 2013

    Washington: A secretive Chinese military unit, with government backing, is engaged in "systematic" cyber espionage and data theft against organisations around the world from Shanghai, an American Internet security firm has claimed. "Our research and observations indicate that the Communist Party of China (CPC) is tasking the Chinese People's Liberation...
  • New Chinese leadership to give importance to India: Wen November 19, 2012

    Phnom Penh: China's new leadership will accord great importance to relations with India, outgoing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh during a meeting on Monday. Wen said he cherished working with Singh over the last eight years during which they met 14 times. The new Chinese leadership...
  • PM conveys concerns over trade imbalance to China November 19, 2012

    Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday invited Chinese investments in the infrastructure sector while conveying India's concerns over trade imbalance to his counterpart Wen Jiabao, who said this could be addressed "gradually". India and China will be holding the second Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) in Delhi later this month...
  • ASEAN Summit: PM eyes bilateral talks with China, Malaysia November 19, 2012

    The ASEAN Summit begins in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday. Prime minister Manmohan Singh is expected to hold bilateral talks with China and Malaysia. ...
  • PM meets Wen Jiabao, says bilateral relations in good state November 19, 2012

    Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao on Monday shared the view that bilateral relations were in good state and endeavour was to make these "stronger, wider and deeper". Singh and Wen, who met here on the sidelines of ASEAN Summit, reviewed the ties during...
  • PM to meet Chinese Premier today, trade and investment on agenda November 19, 2012

    Phnom Penh: Trade and investment are expected to be major issues to figure in the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao here on Monday against the backdrop of India's concerns over growing imbalance in trade and lack of market access to Indian investments in...
  • PM to meet Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao today November 19, 2012

    Phnom Penh: Trade and investment are expected to be major issues to figure in the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao in Phnom Penh on Monday against the backdrop of India's concerns over growing imbalance in trade and lack of market access to Indian...
  • China: Jiabao's family amasses assets worth $2.7 bn October 26, 2012

    Beijing: A lengthy New York Times expose published on Friday claimed the family of Premier Wen Jiabao has amassed assets worth $2.7 billion through a web of investments, most of it accumulated after he rose to high office in 2002. Chinese censors swiftly blocked the Times' Chinese-language site that carried...
  • Censorship in China morally wrong: Dalai Lama June 24, 2012

    Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has criticised the Chinese government's censorship policy as morally wrong and said 1.3 billion people of China have a right to know the reality. "Totalitarian regimes like China's have for several decades depended far too much on cruelty, so fear and distrust are part...
  • 'China to boost Army's might to win local wars' March 5, 2012

    Beijing: Facing a host of territorial disputes with its neighbours, China on Monday said its 2.3 million-strong military's focus will be winning "local wars" using cyber as well as modern technology. "The most important thing is to win local wars under information-age conditions," Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said in his work...
  • China cuts 2012 growth target to 7.5 per cent March 5, 2012

    Beijing: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao cut his nation's 2012 growth target to an eight-year low of 7.5 per cent and made boosting consumer demand the year's first priority as Beijing looks to wean the economy off its reliance on external demand and foreign capital. He lowered the target from a longstanding...
  • China set for 'sweeping' leadership changes January 9, 2012

    Beijing: China is set for "sweeping" leadership changes next year as President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao are due to retire, an official media report said without confirming the widely held view that Vice President Xi Jinping would succeed Hu. "Only the murkiest of crystal balls can't foresee that only...
  • India, China to resume boundary talks in Jan December 20, 2011

    New Delhi: India and China are set to hold the 15th round of boundary talks in New Delhi in mid-January after these were deferred following the Chinese objection to the Dalai Lama speaking at an international Buddhist conference in Delhi. The two sides are also expected to sign a landmark...
  • Obama, Chinese premier discuss economic topics November 19, 2011

    Bali: President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao conferred on Saturday in a surprise meeting on the sidelines of a major Asian summit, focusing on the economic matters that have prompted disputes between the two major world powers. The session was not a formally planned moment of diplomacy but rather...
  • Enough space for India, China to flourish: PM November 19, 2011

    Bali: There was enough space for both India and China to flourish, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Friday in their opening remarks at talks being held in the backdrop of persisting tensions between the two nations. Stating that they had long agreed to meet...
  • US-China tension spills over into Asia summit November 19, 2011

    Nusa Dua: Tension between the United States and China spilled over into meetings of Asia-Pacific leaders on Friday as the two countries jostled over how to handle competing claims to the South China Sea. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said "outside forces" had no excuse to get involved in the complex maritime...
  • India will explore oil in South China Sea: PM January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: It has been a busy day for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Bali. He held back-to-back meetings with US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit. Manmohan Singh, in his 55-minute long meeting with his Chinese counterpart for 55...
  • Start N-trade but within our laws: PM to Obama November 18, 2011

    New Delhi: On the busy day when he had meetings with two of the most powerful leaders of the world, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told President Barack Obama that US should start nuclear trade with India and also met Chinese premier Wen Jiabao reasserting India's right to explore oil in...
  • 'PM assures Obama on US friendly trade laws' November 18, 2011

    The Hindu Bureau Chief Praveen Swamy speaking on the meet between Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart said its important that tensions don't flare up between both the countries. ...
  • PM to meet Barack Obama, Wen Jiabao in Bali November 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Persisting terror threat from Afghanistan and Pakistan and implementation of civil nuclear deal are expected to figure prominently when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama meet in Bali, Indonesia, on Friday, their first since the latter's visit here last year. Singh will also have a...
  • China gears up to avert Soviet-style collapse June 21, 2011

    Jinggangshan: Bracing for key leadership changes, China's 80-million strong Communist Party is getting ready for yet another long-haul with an ideological makeover to avert a Soviet Union-style collapse which spelled doom for communism worldwide. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) is going through the phase of...
  • Constructive meet in China says Manmohan Singh April 17, 2011

    On Board: The PM sounded optimistic on India's standing relations with China after he met Chinese President Hu Jintao earlier this week. He was on-board a special flight on the way back from Kazakhstan when he spoke to the media, expressing hope that the discussions would lead to the set...
  • PM leaves for China to attend BRICS summit April 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh departed for China on Tuesday in a bid to boost economic ties between the two nations. Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao had agreed to take measures to promote Indian exports in China when Jiabao had visited India in December 2010. The...
  • China issues normal visas to J&K journalists April 11, 2011

    New Delhi: China has grant normal visas to four journalists who were born in Jammu and Kashmir, a state that Beijing considers to be a disputed area. The journalists are accompanying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his China tour. Singh will leave for Sanya in China on Tuesday for the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South...
  • China hopes for Indo-Pak talks on Kashmir December 21, 2010

    Beijing: Describing the Kashmir issue as a left over from history, China on Tuesday hoped it could be resolved by India and Pakistan through "dialogue and consultations." Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu stated this during a media briefing while responding to questions on Premier Wen...