Chinese premier to chat with Internet users

 Published: 2/26/2011 4:21:01 AM GMT
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BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will hold an online chat with Internet users around the country and overseas on Sunday, the third such talk ahead of the plenary session of China's top legislature.

Wen will answer questions among those raised by netizens at, the official site of the Xinhua News Agency.

The chat scheduled for 9 a.m. (Beijing time) will be lively shown on the central government's website ( and in video, picture and text.

It will be the third time for the premier to hold such a discussion before the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, convenes its plenary session in March.

Wen jumped in his first ever online chat on Feb. 28, 2009 at the two sites, receiving questions from nearly 300,000 netizens and mobile phone users ranging from unemployment, wealth gap, social justice to democracy.

In last year's chat on Feb. 27, Wen pledged that the government would step up efforts to rein in soaring property prices and manage inflation expectations.


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