Everybody's favorite premier, Wen Jiabao (aka "Grandpa Wen"), was in town today, making an appearance at the 10th Western China International Economy and Trade Fair's opening ceremony.
Among his remarks were that the "Go West" economic policy adopted in 2000 to promote development in China's western regions has been successful, and the government will continue to follow it, particularly in light of the devastating earthquake last year.
Western China's GDP has seen an annual growth rate of 11.8 percent, even higher than the national economy's growth rate of 7.1 percent.
Read more at China Daily.
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