China Congress Puts People First

At annual Beijing meeting, Premier Wen Jiabao announces plans to slow growth in the cities and boost development in the countryside

It's political pageantry time in China's capital once again. The annual meeting of China's National People's Congress opened on Mar. 5 in Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People on the west side of Tiananmen Square. Premier Wen Jiabao presented a report on the work of his cabinet in 2006, and its policy plans for the rest of this year, to the almost 3000 assembled delegates.

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