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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.
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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.

Li vows to tackle pollution, food safety

BEIJING, March 18 (UPI) -- New Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for an "iron fist" resolve to tackle the two major problems plaguing the country -- pollution and food safety.

Li rejects hacker accusations

BEIJING, March 17 (UPI) -- China's new Premier Li Keqiang, rejecting allegations of Chinese hackers targeting U.S. networks, said they amount to presumption of guilt.
Xi promises effort achieve 'Chinese dream'

Xi promises effort achieve 'Chinese dream'

BEIJING, March 17 (UPI) -- The top two new leaders of China said the government will work toward achieving the "Chinese dream" and to deepen reforms in the world's second-largest economy.

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Li Keqiang becomes premier of China

Li Keqiang becomes premier of China

BEIJING, March 15 (UPI) -- Li Keqiang, 58, an economist, became China's premier Friday, succeeding Wen Jiabao.

Xi Jinping becomes China president

BEIJING, March 14 (UPI) -- China's new leader Xi Jinping, 61, seen as a reformist, Thursday took over as president, becoming the most powerful man in the country of 1.3 billion people.

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.

Chinese P.M. prepares to stand down

BEIJING, March 6 (UPI) -- Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who is about to leave office, said Wednesday he believes he improved the lives of China's people during his decade in office.
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.

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250,000 Twitter accounts breached

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Twitter said this week's security breach involving 250,000 of the social website's accounts was similar to other attacks on U.S. companies.

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.
Xi Jinping, 59, to lead China into next decade

Xi Jinping, 59, to lead China into next decade

BEIJING, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The most important development in China in 2012 was the completion of the Communist Party's once-a-decade regime change that brought to the helm Xi Jinping, 59, an economic reformer who, along with other six members of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, will lead the country in the coming decade.

Xi meets Carter, seeks better ties

BEIJING, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- China's new leader, Xi Jinping, met with visiting former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, urging "positive energy" in developing bilateral ties.

Li Keqiang meets U.S. business delegation

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Close China-U.S. economic ties have brought huge benefits to both sides, Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang told a visiting U.S. business delegation.

Obama schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 20

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- President Obama participates in the Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting Tuesday at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the White House said.
Xi Jinping heads China's new leadership

Xi Jinping heads China's new leadership

BEIJING, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Xi Jinping, 59, who heads China's new leadership team, will be aided by the Communist Party's amended constitution highlighting reform and opening up.
China PM fires back at N.Y. Times article

China PM fires back at N.Y. Times article

HONG KONG, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao issued a statement disputing a New York Times report on his family's reputed fortune.
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