05 Mar '11, 2am

China's Wen pledges to address 'great resentment' (via ST iPhone App)

China's Wen pledges to address 'great resentment' (via ST iPhone App)

China's President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao arrive at the opening session of the annual National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. -- PHOTO: AP BEIJING - PREMIER Wen Jiabao on Saturday acknowledged 'great resentment' in China over a range of issues including growing income disparity and corruption, and vowed his government would act to address them. In a speech to open the annual 10-day session of the nation's rubber-stamp parliament, Mr Wen was to admit his government had 'not yet fundamentally solved a number of issues that the masses feel strongly about.' These included high consumer and housing prices, 'significant problems concerning food safety and rampant corruption", and people being illegally kicked off their land to make way for rampant property development. China will 'effectively solve problems that cause great resentme...

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