Wen Rips Into Washington

No sign of any rapprochement in relations with the U.S. at Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s customary post National People’s Congress press conference. He ripped into Washington over Taiwan, the Dalai Lama, the yuan, the Copenhagen climate conference, you name it. “These have seriously disrupted Sino-U.S. relations,” he said. “The responsibility did not lie with China,” adding that “we oppose all countries engaging in mutual finger-pointing or taking strong measures to force other nations to appreciate their currencies.”

Wen also made a rare public admission that a downturn in the economy and social unrest could be a threat to the Party’s rule. A combination of inflation, a widening income gap and corruption could be “strong enough to affect our social stability and even the stability of state power,” he said.

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