Wen Jiabao: “Freedom of Speech in Indispensible”

Fareed Zakaria interviewed Premier on CNN’s GPS, Wen’s first interview with a Western journalist in two years. From AFP:

“I do have worry for the management of inflation expectations in ,” Wen told Fareed Zakaria on ’s GPS program on Sunday.

“And that is something that I have been trying very hard to manage appropriately and well, because I believe and inflation will have an adverse impact on stability of in our country.
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“And these two both concern the trust and support of people in the ,” the Chinese premier said.

In mid-September, Beijing admitted that consumer inflation had risen at the fastest pace in nearly two years in August, as severe floods and unusually hot weather destroyed crops, driving up .

See a clip of the interview below, in which Zakaria asks Wen about censorship in China:

And a clip in which Wen talks about the U.S. economy:

Watch also Zakaria’s introductory report “Get to know the Chinese Premier”:

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