With its growing economic might, China is seen as increasingly turning away from the West and its demands for reform — whether on human rights, internet access or the valuation of its currency.
This shift was reflected in some tough talk this weekend by the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, as the annual meeting of China’s parliament drew to a close.
For more about China’s increasingly assertive tone, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Michael Kulma, Director of Global Policy Initiatives at the Asia Society.
Our German partner Deutsche Welle reports on Wen’s defiant speech.
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