Monday, April 7, 2014
by Wen Jiabao
Like many of you, I have been following the story of Malaysian Airlines MH370 with a mixture of anger and frustration. And, like most Chinese, I have been shocked by the Malaysian government’s ham-fisted response to the situation.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
BEIJING — Wen Jiabao (pictured above) spent most of today fidgeting awkwardly in his seat, trying to keep his diamond-studded Rolex watch out of sight of the cameras, for fear of stoking rumors that he and his family are fabulously wealthy.
According to sources, Wen was shaken by the recent trend of Chinese netizens using Weibo to publicize and shame official extravagance but didn’t want to look penurious in front of his colleagues.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
BEIJING — Through a harshly-worded statement issued by their lawyer, the Wen family responded to allegations of hidden wealth in a recent New York Times article, calling the piece farcical and criticizing the paper for grossly under-reporting the family’s ill-gotten gains.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
BEIJING — As the late King Sihanouk’s body lay in state prior to its repatriation to Cambodia, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao solemnly presented the grieving widow of the country’s former monarch with a formal letter of condolence from the Chinese people.
He then, equally solemnly, presented her with a $450,000 bill for the medical treatment and lavish accommodation her husband had received as a guest of the Chinese government.