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China’s Premier Again Calls for Political Reform

In the same speech during which he rejected analogies between unrest in the Arab world and the situation in China, Premier Wen Jiabao discussed the prospects for political reform in China: Wen, who has often been a lonely voice...

China Rejects Comparison with N. Africa Uprisings

At a press conference to close the annual NPC meetings, Premier Wen Jiabao rejected any comparisons between the situation in China and those in Tunisia and Egypt that led to popular revolutions there. From AP: Social stability...

China’s Leadership: Where Are the Women?

NBC News looks at the gender divide among China’s political elite: An initial glance at some facts and figures appears to underscore significant progress in gender equality—at least in the government sphere. Women today in...

National People’s Congress Opens

A flurry of coverage has greeted the opening of the National People’s Congress. In a two-hour address, Wen Jiabao cited corruption and inflation as top priorities. From The Globe And Mail: The Communist Party of China...

China’s Defense Budget Draws Concern

An announcement ahead of the National People’s Congress about increases in China’s military budget has generated statements of concern from the Japanese government, the Wall Street Journal reports: The comments came...



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