[photopress:housing_Premier_Wen_Jibao.jpg,full,alignright]Chongqing Morning Post quotes Premier Wen Jiabao on housing. During an inspection tour of Singapore, he said ‘the most important duty of government is resolve the citizens’ affordable housing problem.’ He also said, ‘the masses have reminded me not to forget the price of housing.’
To get this into perspective and to get the measure of the Premier and what he is trying to do you must read an amazing document which is the Chinese Peasants Study, Chapter 20. The is on EastSouthWestNorth and it reads, if you are a journalist, like the unvarnished truth, not a PR stunt.
If it is correct — and there is every reason to believe it is — then Premier Wen Jiabao really has affordable housing at the top of his list and although he has a wall of duplicity in front of him, reading the article you feel he will get there.