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Wen speaks to the media

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Beijing Times
March 19, 2008

Premier Wen Jiabao answers questions
The big headline today is that Premier Wen Jiabao met the media in a press conference. Mr. Wen said government would focus on controlling inflation. He admitted that this year would be a hard one for China's economy. He denied the charge that dissidents are being arrested in China before the Olympic Games as rootless and untrue. China does not seek to "extinguish Tîbet culture", Wen said. Furthermore, "Taiwan's referendum on UN membership" would put peace at risk.

Toothpaste not allowed, air travelers please take note.
The fallout from the new liquid-banning flight regulations continues. An airline passenger was detained by police after he told airport security that his toothpaste was explosive when they told him he was not allowed to board the plane with it.

Prison escapee back behind bars
28 years old Xie Wanli (谢万里)was caught by police in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province on March 18th after six days of freedom after he escaped from prison.

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An airline passenger was detained by police after he told airport security that his toothpaste was explosive when they told him he was not allowed to board the plane with it.

Doesn't exactly fit the criteria for a Darwin Award, but getting there.

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