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China names Li Keqiang as Premier at the helm of world’s second largest economy

Friday, March 15th 2013 - 06:42 UTC
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China's leaders have named Li Keqiang as premier, placing him at the helm of the world's second-largest economy. Mr Li, who already holds the number two spot in the Communist Party, takes over from Wen Jiabao. Read full article


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  • Stevie

    conqueror, yankeeboy, poppy
    These Chinese guys are proper communists. With all that hot air you tend to let loose from your lungs, why not do something about them? Or are your balls way too small so you choose places like Haiti instead? If one listens closely, one can almost hear arses frowning.

    Mar 15th, 2013 - 06:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Santa Fe

    why doesn't Argentina?? with all its high moral values and respect for indigenous populations.

    These are the RGs new masters, like vast tracts of Africa they are buying up corrupt third world countries, Argentina is next on the list.

    Good inflation and dollar news from Argentina today jajajajaja

    Mar 15th, 2013 - 08:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    First of all, I don't tend to keyboard-kill anyone, like those above mentioned. Secondly, why would I have a go at China? Lots of criminal nations to adress before China. USA and the UK being top of the iceberg.

    Mar 15th, 2013 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    China is about as communist as the US.

    China is a mercantilist oligarchy.

    Venezuela is a kleptocracy and admittedly much better at it than Argentina.

    I don't see why there is any need to do anything about any of them. In my view, most people have the government they deserve. It's not up to me to convince them otherwise.

    That enlightenment is theirs to find.

    Mar 15th, 2013 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Is this not meant to be equal to all
    All share the same , live the same ,
    No rich and poor, ?

    Or do I have this wrong

    Mar 15th, 2013 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    China will always fail.
    They can only ever peddle in one direction and most of the time it is the wrong direction. In the 21st century they have only just started to do what they should have done in the 20th century. By the time they are where they should have been 100 years ago the world will have changed and they will again be peddling in the wrong direction.
    It is too homogeneous to adapt.

    Mar 15th, 2013 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    (6) Condorito, dude....China might fail (in what way?) I can't agree that China is homogeneous: it is precisely because China is diverse, that it is a communist fist, but within a capitalist glove. Chairman Mao knew this potemntial, and hammered China into a single ruling conglomerate. But like all things, it changed, and will continue to do so. China has internal worries; that is what some in the government fear most. It is as, we know, a huge geographical pot.
    It will cook with many ingredients, a lot of which it must obtain from the world, one way or another. There are not enough resources to go round for countries no teven counting China, so what's bound to happen? Cooperation without aggression, or War; of some type or other. Climate change of major proportions in the offing, too. Countries arming themselves to the teeth.
    Peace, Brother.

    Mar 15th, 2013 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    (7) Bro, there are many ways in which it could fail. If public expectation of change starts to run faster that the leadership can deliver have one huge tinder keg ready to go off.

    When I say “homogeneous” I mean (as you well put it) “hammered China into a single ruling conglomerate”. There is one party pushing a thousand million people in one direction. If it is the wrong direction there is not much can be done to turn it around.

    In Europe for example. The PIIGS all ferked up, but Germany (and to a lesser extent UK, Holland, France, Finland so on) can keep the continent afloat. There is political and economic diversity where there is not in China.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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