Premier Wen Jiabao meets press
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Special Report: NPC, CPPCC Annual Sessions 2008

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao answers questions on a press conference after the closing ceremony of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 18, 2008. The annual NPC session closed on Tuesday.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao answers questions on a press conference after the closing ceremony of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 18, 2008. The annual NPC session closed on Tuesday.(Xinhua Photo)
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Premier: Lhasa riot aimed to undermine Beijing Olympics

    BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here on Tuesday that the recent Lhasa riot was aimed to undermine the upcoming Beijing Olympics. 

    The force behind the riot tries "to serve their hidden agenda by inciting such incident," Wen made the remarks at a press conference held following the conclusion of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature. Full Story

Chinese Premier: Mainland to expand business ties and trade with Taiwan

    BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland will expand the range and scope of business ties and trade with Taiwan, said Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao here Tuesday.

    "We will continue to increase exchanges in economic and trade fields with Taiwan, particularly we want to resume the three direct links between the two sides as quickly as possible," said Wen. Full Story

Premier: China to consider organizing foreign journalists to Lhasa

    BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- China will consider the possibility of organizing foreign media to Lhasa and see on the ground what happened there, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Tuesday at a press conference upon the conclusion of the annual session of China's top legislature. Full Story

Premier: China to press ahead with public finance reform

    BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Tuesday that he was resolved to press ahead with public finance reform in his five-year tenure so that the people's money could be better spent to serve the people's needs.

    Wen said that the reform "rarely talked about in the past" could help readjust economic structure, optimize economic development pattern, improve people's livelihood as well as ecology and environment. Full Story

Premier: China to ratify UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights at early date

    BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- China will ratify UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights at an early date, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told reporters here Tuesday at a press conference following the annual full session of China's top legislature. Full Story

Premier: China aims to have another 50 million people employed in 5 years

    BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- China aims to have another 50 million people employed in the coming five years, Premier Wen Jiabao said here on Tuesday.

    "China is a developing country with a population of 1.3 billion, which demands us to keep the economy at an appropriate growth rate to confront the employment pressure," he said at a press conference following the conclusion of the annual session of the National People's Congress, the top legislature. Full Story 


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