I guess it was inevitable, although many would deem it to be silly and downright an admission of guilt, as China blocked the website of The New York Times after the paper revealed the kind of wealth that Premier Wen Jiabao and his family built throughout his tenure as a top government official. It seems that Wen’s wife and relatives have raked up at the very minimum, a whopping $2.7 billion, where the majority of it was made while Wen was in still in power. Of course, The New York Times was very careful in their words by not using the word “corruption” since there was no clear evidence that showed off that Wen had acted inappropriately in his wheelings and dealings.

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The Chinese government did not take too kindly to this expose, considering how the 18th National Congress is about to take off next month which will ultimately result in a transfer of power. Other websites that received a similar treatment in China include Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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