A customer looks at fruit and vegetables on sale at a supermarket in central Beijing

 
A customer looks at fruit and vegetables on sale at a supermarket in central Beijing
A customer looks at fruit and vegetables on sale at a supermarket in central Beijing June 20, 2008. China's surprise increase of fuel and power prices on Thursday will not only not undermine the country's fight against inflation, the move reflects growing confidence overall price pressures can be contained. Food prices, the dominant source of inflationary pressure in China over the past year, have dipped over the past two months, allowing headline inflation to slow to 7.7 percent in May from 8.5 percent in April. Though consumer inflation has retreated somewhat, it is still within striking distance of 12-year highs. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)