TIANJIN, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen
Jiabao went on a morale boosting tour in the northern port municipality of
Tianjin, an industrial hub near Beijing, Sunday and Monday.
Wen talked with textile workers, steel makers, tire
manufacturers and students during the tour to see how the city is weathering the
global financial crisis.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L Front)
talks with workers as he visits an iron and steel factory in Tianjin,
north China, Feb. 15, 2009. Premier Wen made an inspection tour in Tianjin
on Feb. 15-16. (Xinhua/Li Xueren) Photo Gallery>>>
At the Tianjin Tianfang Investment Holding Co., a
textile firm, company chairman Liu Baogen told Wen January sales increased 0.3
percent year on year and orders have been secured till March.
Wen said the textile industry is a pillar of China's
economy. He offered three suggestions to the sector: Adjust the product
structure according to domestic and overseas demand; increase corporate
competitiveness by lifting product quality and reducing costs; explore sales in
both the domestic and overseas markets.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) shakes
hands with a student as he visits Nankai University in Tianjin, north
China, Feb. 15, 2009. Premier Wen made an inspection tour in Tianjin on
Feb. 15-16. (Xinhua/Li Xueren) Photo Gallery>>>
The Premier also visited a watch maker, an auto
molding company, the construction site of an ethylene and refinery project and
an animation technology firm.
Wen told employees to explore the market and look for
new opportunities against the ongoing global financial crisis.
He also went to see students at Nankai University,
the most reputed college in Tianjin. He reassured them government agencies would
do their best to find them jobs.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao presides over
the second plenary meeting of the State Council, or the Cabinet, in
Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 19, 2009. (Xinhua/Huang
BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen
Jiabao on Monday called for more steps in the first quarter this year to reverse
the trend of economic slowdown as soon as possible and realize a good start for
the whole of 2009.
Wen made the remarks during the second plenary
meeting of the State Council, or the Cabinet. The meeting was held here Monday.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (2nd L Front)
visits Sunshine Group Co., Ltd. in east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 9,
2009. Wen made an inspection tour in Jiangsu Province from Jan. 9 to 11.
(Xinhua/Li Xueren) Photo
NANJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen
Jiabao on Sunday wrapped up his 3-day inspection tour in eastern Jiangsu
Province, during which he urged to enhance confidence and put in place
government measures to boost domestic demands.
Wen referred to "confidence" a number of times when
he visited local businesses. Full story