Premier Wen gives online interview at Xinhuanet, Gov't
Premier Wen Jiabao | Premier Wen's
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao(R2) speaks while visiting staff members of the Xinhua News Agency website, after his
chat with Internet surfers in Beijing, China,
Feb. 28, 2009. Wen Jiabao held an online chat with
netizens jointly hosted by the central government website (www.gov.cn) and
the Xinhua News Agency website (www.xinhuanet.com) on Saturday. (Xinhua
BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen
Jiabao on Saturday urged journalists to write "true and accurate" news stories
because it is a fundamental principle and a lifeline for the media.
Wen told a group of Xinhua News Agency staff that
Xinhua should take the lead in doing so and carry on its tradition of reporting
news accurately, effectively and timely.
He made the remarks when visiting the office of
Xinhua's website (www.xinhuanet.com) in Beijing after his first ever online chat
with netizens, which was jointly hosted by the websites of the central
government and Xinhua.
News coverage should help beef up the confidence of
the market and the unity of the nation in face of economic difficulty, he said.
Wen also expressed the wish that Chinese journalists
can perform their duty excellently with a strong sense of social
Chinese Premier goes online, facing
barrage of tough questions with honest heart
BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
jumped in his first ever online chat on Saturday afternoon, facing questions
from nearly 300,000 netizens and mobile phone users ranging from unemployment,
wealth gap, social justice to democracy.
"I don't expect myself to answer every question well, but
I am here with a sincere heart and speak honestly," Wen said during the
two-hour-long chat jointly run by the central government web site www.gov.cn and
the Xinhua News Agency web site www.xinhuanet.com . Full story