In China, a Winter of Discontent
It has been a remarkable scene. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, the unelected leader of China's Communist government, has spent the past two days in damage-control mode as his government copes with a crisis triggered by the worst winter weather in decades. With severe storms slamming train service nationwide, millions of people attempting to return to their family homes for next week's Chinese New Year have been stranded for days in the freezing cold outside train stations in some of China's biggest cities.
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