Wen Jiabao (born 15 September 1942) wis the saxt Premier o the State Cooncil o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae, servin as Cheenae's head of government for a decade. In his capacity as Premier, Wen was regarded as the leading figure behind Beijing's economic policy. Frae 2002 tae 2012, he held membership in the Politburo Staundin Committee o the Communist Pairty o Cheenae, the kintra's de facto tap pouer organ, whaur he wis ranked third oot o nine members.
|Premier o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae|
16 Mairch 2003 – 15 Mairch 2013
Wu Yi (Actin)
|Precedit bi||Zhu Rongji|
|Succeedit bi||Li Keqiang|
|3rd ranked Member o the 16, 17t CPC Politburo Staundin Committee|
15 November 2002 – 15 November 2012
|General Secretar||Hu Jintao|
|Precedit bi||Zhu Rongji|
|Succeedit bi||Zhang Dejiang|
|4t ranked Vice Premier o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae|
18 Mairch 1998 – 16 Mairch 2003
Servin with Li Lanqing, Qian Qichen, Wu Bangguo
|Precedit bi||Li Lanqing|
|Succeedit bi||Hui Liangyu|
|Chief o the General Office o the Communist Pairty o Cheenae|
Aprile 1986 – Mairch 1993
|General Secretar||Hu Yaobang|
|Precedit bi||Wang Zhaoguo|
|Succeedit bi||Zeng Qinghong|
|Born||19 September 1942|
|Poleetical pairty||Communist Pairty|
|Alma mater||Beijing Institute o Geology|
Wen haes a professional background in geology an engineering. He haulds a postgraduate degree frae the Beijing Institute o Geology, whaur he graduatit in 1968. He wis subsequently sent tae Gansu province for geological wirk, an remained in Cheenae's hinterland regions durin his climb up the bureaucratic ladder. He wis transferred tae Beijing tae wirk as the Chief o the Pairty General Affice atween 1986 an 1993, an accompanied Pairty General Secretar Zhao Ziyang tae Tiananmen Square durin the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests. In 1998, he wis promoted tae the post o Vice Premier unner Premier Zhu Rongji, his mentor, an owersaw the broad portfolios o agricultur an finance.
Syne takin affice as Premier o the State Cooncil in 2003, Wen, alang wi Preses Hu Jintao, haes been a key pairt o the fowerth generation o leadership in the Communist Pairty o Cheenae. Saft-spoken an kent for his strang wirk ethic, Wen haes been ane o the maist visible members o the incumbent Cheenese admeenistration, an haes been dubbed "the fowk's premier" bi baith domestic an foreign media.
Described as havin a commoner backgroond an a populist approach tae policy, Wen's domestic agenda marked a considerable shift frae the previous admeenistration. Instead o concentratin on GDP growth in lairge ceeties an rich coastal auries, Wen advocatit for a mair balanced approach in developin Cheenae's hinterland regions, an advancin policies considered mair favourable towards fairmers an migrant wirkers. Internaitionally, Wen played a key role in Cheenae's response tae the global financial crisis an subsequent stimulus program.
- "Wen Jiabao's family amasses wealth of more than $2.7 billion USD" New York Times, 25 October 2012
- "Recalling Hu Yaobang When I Return to Xingyi" Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine [Chinese: 再回兴义忆耀邦]: an essay written bi Wen as a eulogy o Hu Yaobang. The airticle oreeginally appeared in The People's Daily on 15 April 2010.
- Wen Jiabao at Facebook
- Wen Jiabao biography @ China Vitae, the wab's lairgest online database o Cheenae VIPs Archived 2006-08-28 at the Wayback Machine
- The Age – Who is Wen Jiabao?
- Hou tae pronoonce Wen Jiabao Archived 2013-08-07 at the Wayback Machine
- Wen says Cheenae's reforms irreversible