Chinese premier visits industrial hub
www.chinaview.cn 2009-02-16 22:46:08   Print

Special Report: Global Financial Crisis

Premier Wen  went on a morale boosting tour in Tianjin Sunday and Monday.
Wen told employees to explore market and look for new opportunities against financial crisis.
Wen reassured students government agencies would do their best to find them jobs.

    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 went on a morale boosting tour in the northern port municipality of Tianjin, an industrial hub near Beijing, Sunday and Monday.

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)
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    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 went on a morale boosting tour in the northern port municipality of Tianjin, an industrial hub near Beijing, Sunday and Monday.

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)
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    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 urges steps to reverse economic slowdown trend

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.

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 Jingwen)
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    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. Full story

Chinese premier wraps up inspection tour in eastern Jiangsu Province

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)
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    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

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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