Michael A. Lev: Leader speaks of China’s wealth gap

From the Chicago Tribune:

In a flurry of policy pronouncements, China’s government softened slightly the language of its warnings to Taiwan and laid out some of the major challenges facing the world’s most populous nation as it develops into a global economic powerhouse.

The accomplishments have been “outstanding,” Premier Wen Jiabao said in a major address Saturday, but the growing gap in lifestyle between increasingly affluent city dwellers and long-suffering peasants and the unemployed has become a larger worry.

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