The inequality craze

PARIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, the International Monetary Fund and this year's Davos meeting all agreed that rising inequality is one of the great issues of our time.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Western banks allegedly help Chinese officials dodge taxes

MUNICH, Germany, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Documents leaked in 2011 show that families of high-ranking Chinese officials have been hiding assets in Caribbean tax havens, a German newspaper said.

Planner confident of China economy

BEIJING, March 7 (UPI) -- China's economy will sustain a durable development, the country's chief economic planner predicted as he praised the 7.8 percent growth last year.
Wen sets 7.5 percent growth target in 2013

Wen sets 7.5 percent growth target in 2013

BEIJING, March 5 (UPI) -- Outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao, inaugurating China's annual Parliament session, Monday set an economic growth target of 7.5 percent for this year.

China's Wen visits 2008 quake survivors

BEIJING, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said he was "relieved" to see conditions improving in earthquake-damaged provinces in the northwest, as Lunar New Year arrived.

China: Training mission in sea concluded

BEIJING, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- China, locked in an escalating territorial dispute with Japan in the East China Sea, made two announcements relating to its claims to the South China Sea.

Chinese deny hacking allegations

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Wall Street Journal and New York Times' hacking allegations are unfounded.

Chinese hackers attacked NYT, WSJ

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal say their computers have been attacked by Chinese hackers.

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China reinstates Salween dam plans

BEIJING, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- China has lifted a ban on controversial hydropower development on the Salween River.
Communist Congress picking China's leaders

Communist Congress picking China's leaders

BEIJING, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- China's Communist Party Congress is picking new leadership that will determine whether liberals or conservatives will be at the country's helm in coming years.

Wen: Rebound not yet stable

BEIJING, July 15 (UPI) -- China's economic fundamentals remain sound but its rebound is not yet stable, Premier Wen Jiabao said, warning economic hardships may continue for a while.
U.S. markets stumble hard

U.S. markets stumble hard

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Stocks in New York fell sharply Tuesday, dropping farther than any day so far this year, as a recent rally proved to have a soft foundation.
Wen calls for focus on common interests

Wen calls for focus on common interests

BEIJING, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- China and the United States, focusing on their core interests, should resolve their differences appropriately, Premier Wen Jiabao said.
Premier Wen pledges support for Europe

Premier Wen pledges support for Europe

ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said China would continue supporting Europe through financial markets and increase trade with Greece.
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China's Premier Wen Jiabao attends the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) being held in the the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 3, 2011. China must focus on making macro-economic controls more "scientific and foresighted" the country's top political adviser told delegates and China's top leaders. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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