China's critical poor gather to watch premier

Some of China's poor gather to watch their premier on a single television set

China's Premier Wen Jiabao has delivered a strong warning about the "urgent" need for reform, saying that without such reform, tragedies such as the Cultural Revolution could still happen. He added that he may even invite some of his critics for face-to-face talks.

As he spoke, some of those critics - also among China's poor - gathered to watch the event on a single television set in Beijing.

Damian Grammaticas was present.

Damian Grammaticas, China correspondent Article written by Damian Grammaticas Damian Grammaticas China correspondent

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