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Li Keqiang, China’s next premier, carries reformers’ hopes

Li Keqiang

Li Keqiang, the man slated to become China’s next premier, is described by several former classmates and associates as a cautious political climber who moved up slowly through the Communist Party’s bureaucracy while quietly maintaining friendships with pro-democracy advocates.


New York Times blocked in China over Wen Jiabao wealth story

The New York Times says access to its website is being blocked inside China after it published an investigation into wealth accumulated by relatives of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.


EU pushes more moves to stem debt crisis

Eurozone Crisis

European Union officials pushed on Saturday to accelerate moves to stem the bloc's long debt crisis as Italian premier Mario Monti warned that economic suffering was fuelling divisive nationalism on the continent.


Chinese Premeir Warns of ‘Downward Pressure’ on Economy

Wen Jiabao

Premier Wen Jiabao of China on Sunday called for the government to become more aggressive in using fiscal and monetary tools to respond to a slowing economy.


China cuts growth target to 8-year low, to boost consumption

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao cut his nation's 2012 growth target to an eight-year low of 7.5 percent and made boosting consumer demand the year's first priority as Beijing looks to wean the economy off its reliance on external demand and foreign capital.


Thai Court Seizes $1.4 Billion From Ex-Premier

Thailand’s Supreme Court ruled that Thaksin Shinawatra had abused his power to benefit companies he owned.


Hungary’s Premier Offers to Resign

An unexpected announcement reinforced the sense of instability in a nation that was once a magnet for investment.


Protester throws shoe at China's premier

Protester throws shoe at China's premier

A lecture by Chinese premier Wen Jiabao was disrupted when a human rights protester threw a shoe at him Monday.


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