Chinese premier answers question from public, US teenagers 03-14-2004 17:45

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, in an unprecedented move, answered a question from the Chinese public and teenage students from the United States in Beijing on Mar.14.

The general public, both home and abroad, have shown great interest to the Government Work Report and his press conference and has put forward many questions to him, including 54 questions from the American teenagers, Wen said.

Wen was speaking at a press conference with a group of Chinese and foreign journalists who covered the just concluded annual session of the National People's Congress.

In response to a question on his work, Wen quoted verses of late Chairman Mao Zedong and an ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan to express his determination to work harder for the country in spite of numerous difficulties.

Editor:Wang  Source:Xinhua News Agency

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