27 Feb '11, 2am

China Premier Wen pledges to contain inflation

BEIJING - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged to contain soaring inflation in a web chat on Sunday that appeared timed to defuse an online call for demonstrations in 13 cities. "We definitely can contain inflation," Wen said. China announced earlier this month that January inflation remained stubbornly high at 4.9 percent despite a series of measures taken to dampen price rises, including three interest rate hikes in the past four months. The soaring price of food, housing and other essentials has become the government's main concern, and China's leaders have watched uneasily as those and other issues helped spark the unrest roiling the Middle East and North Africa. The Arab turmoil has inspired a mysterious online call for Chinese people to come out each Sunday at 2pm (0600 GMT) for subtle "strolling" protests at designated sites in 13 cities across the country. Calls for ...

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