Changing China

Giant on the move

Priorities, priorities…

March 5, 2008

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivers a speech as delegates listen in BeijingThis year it’s been impossible to move for articles and stories talking about how important the Beijing Olympics are to China.

On Wednesday, Premier Wen Jiabao gave his keynote speech to China’s annual session of parliament.

It took him two and a half hours to read the “Report on the work of the government” and the English transcript ran to 44 pages.

There were just two lines on the Olympics.

Photo of Wen Jiabao speaking to the National Parliament by Claro Cortes IV

  

   

  

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