Chinese Premier Wen prepares to speak during a session of the WEF in Tianjin (Photo: David Gray / Reuters)
At The World Economic Forum on Tuesday in Tianjin, China, there was no showing of top leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping, who dropped from sight 10 days ago.
Rumors about what is holding Xi away are going wild at the Forum.
The World's China correspondent Mary Kay Magistad is there.
She talks about Premier Wen Jiabaos' upbeat speech on China's economy, and China's position on disputed islands with Japan in the East China Sea.
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