Wen Jiabao

China's new leaders represent generational transition

China's new leaders are the first post-revolutionary generation — they represent a shift from those who fought alongside Mao Zedong to the children of those Communist warriors. But whether this new generation is ready to make large-scale political and economic changes remains to be seen.

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China's snow emergency

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that China is struggling to cope with disruptions caused by unusually heavy snowfalls.

Global Politics

Germany's Merkel in China

German chancellor Angela Merkel is in Beijing for a two-day visit expected to focus on the eurzone crisis, Iran and Syria. Accompanied by a 20 strong trade delegation, she is scheduled to meet President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.