Premier Wen gives online interview at Xinhuanet, Gov't
Premier Wen Jiabao
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao holds an
online chat with netizens jointly hosted by the central government website
and Xinhua website in Beijing, China, Feb. 28, 2009. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen
Jiabao said here Saturday he has confidence in China's capital market, noting
the government has the responsibility to establish an open, fair and transparent
The performance of stock markets is decided by
economic fundamentals and company profitability, Wen told a netizen during an
"I have confidence in China's economy and the
development of Chinese enterprises and therefore in the country's capital
market, too," he said.
The government should resolutely fight against
illegal acts such as manipulating the market, he said.
Wen said he was "very concerned about the stock
market", which was aimed at boosting direct financing and absorbing private
capital to support economy.
The stock market can also serve as a tool to increase
the income of investors, he added.
China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index has shed
more than 60 percent since hitting an all-time high in October, 2007, but a
strong recovery was seen this year. It fell 1.81 percent, or 38.4 points, to
2,082.85 points on Friday.
BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Saturday that narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor could not be achieved "in a static state" and should be conducted alongside with the economic development.
Wen was in response to a question about the income gap while chatting with netizens at the central government website (http://english.gov.cn) and the Xinhua News Agency website (http://www.chinaview.cn ).
BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Saturday that he hoped the mainland and Taiwan could join hands to cope with the international financial crisis.
The mainland and Taiwan should set up an economic exchange and cooperation mechanism through negotiation, he said.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao holds an online chat with netizens jointly hosted by the central government website and Xinhua website in Beijing, China, Feb. 28, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)
BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday showed his concern over the country's jobless migrant workers and other unemployed people and encouraged them to start self-employment.
Wen said he had been deeply concerned over the employment issue, including those of migrant workers, college graduates and jobless urban families.
BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Saturday private capital and priviately-owned businesses should be boosted to cope with the ongoing global financial crisis.
Wen made the remarks while hosting his first-ever online chat with the public.