Saturday, February 02, 2008

Wen Jibao: Worst is still to come in snow emergency

CHINA
Wen Jibao: Worst is still to come in snow emergency
President Hu Jintao, the head of the armed forces, has asked the army to support "the local governments in every way possible". The prime minister explains that the worst is yet to come, while an economist quantifies the damage: a half point decrease in GDP growth, and a one-third point rise in inflation. The government is worried about public protests.

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