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Latest Wen Jiabao Items
Authoritarian governments are paranoid, but just because they are, as the saying goes, it doesn't mean they aren't threatened. The Chinese regime is no exception. We see a demonstration in the shadowy but decisive action taken by a normally ultracautious regime to purge a leading member.
U.S. intelligence agencies monitoring China's Internet say that from March 14 to Wednesday bloggers circulated alarming reports of tanks entering Beijing and shots being fired in the city as part of what is said to have been a high-level political battle among party leaders - and even a possible military coup.
Scientists said Thursday they have cloned a rare Himalayan goat in Indian-controlled Kashmir, hoping to help increase the number of animals famed for their silky soft undercoats used to make pashmina wool, or cashmere.
China's premier warned Wednesday that ruinous turmoil that engulfed China in the past could re-emerge unless the country tackles political reforms, and he rebuked a populist fellow leader over a scandal that brought infighting among officials into public view.
Two signs of trouble elsewhere in the world pushed U.S. stocks lower Monday: slowing economic growth in China and a possible hitch in a deal to get Greece the bailout money it needs to avoid a default.
China's prime minister called Monday for a boost in domestic consumption to keep the world's second-largest economy expanding while overseas markets remain weak.
To celebrate Chinese New Year last month, Dubai's swankiest hotel bathed its sail-shaped facade in red lighting accented with an image of a twisting golden dragon.
Canada is putting diplomatic pressure on the White House after President Obama delayed approval of a major oil pipeline from Alberta, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week heads to energy-hungry China, which wants the fuel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid tribute Wednesday to the Dutch government, which he said supported Israel's stance for tough sanctions on Iran.