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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.
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Britains Prime MinisterTony Blair (L) greets his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao (R) outside No.10 Downing St in London on May 10,2004. .. (UPI PHOTO/Hugo Philpott)
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Wen Jiabao (pinyin: Wēn Jiābǎo; Wade-Giles: Wen Chia-pao; IPA: ; born 15 September 1942) is the sixth and current Premier and Party secretary of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, serving as China's head of government and leading its cabinet. In his capacity as Premier, Wen is regarded as the leading figure behind China's economic policy. He also holds membership in the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, the country's de facto top power organ, where he is ranked third out of nine members.

Wen has a professional background in geology and engineering. He holds a postgraduate degree from the Beijing Institute of Geology, where he graduated in 1968. He was subsequently sent to Gansu province for geological work, and remained in China's hinterland regions during his climb up the bureaucratic ladder. He was transferred to Beijing to work as the head of the Party General Office between 1986 and 1993, and accompanied General Secretary Zhao Ziyang to Tiananmen Square during the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests. In 1998, he was promoted to the post of Vice Premier under Zhu Rongji, his mentor, and oversaw the broad portfolios of agriculture and finance.

Since taking office as Premier in 2003, Wen, along with President Hu Jintao, has been a key part of the fourth generation of leadership in the Communist Party of China. Soft-spoken and known for his strong work ethic, Wen has been one of the most visible members of the incumbent Chinese administration, and has been dubbed "the people's premier" by both domestic and foreign media.

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