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              Chinese President Hu Jintao, second from left, Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, center, and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, right, look at Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the Chinese People's Pol

    Chinese President Hu Jintao, second from left, Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, center, and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, right, look at Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the Chinese People's Pol

    Posted: 3/3/2013 11:33:21 PM EST
    Chinese President Hu Jintao, second from left, Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, center, and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, right, look at Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), left, going to greet a delegate after the opening session of the CPPCC in Beijing's Great Hall of the People Sunday, March 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  •  - Chief of China's Communist Party Xi Jinping is seen in a picture during a visit in Yuangudui village

    Chief of China's Communist Party Xi Jinping is seen in a picture during a visit in Yuangudui village

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    Chief of China's Communist Party Xi Jinping is seen in a picture during a visit in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - China's Hu Jintao wipes his face at the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People

    China's Hu Jintao wipes his face at the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    China's President Hu Jintao (front row, L) wipes his face as China's Communist Party Chief Xi Jinping (front row, C) and China's Premier Wen Jiabao (front row, R), together with delegates attend the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee
  •  - Villagers gather inside a house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Villagers gather inside a house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    Villagers gather inside a house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - Ma Gang, 81, stands inside his house next to a portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Ma Gang, 81, stands inside his house next to a portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    Ma Gang, 81, stands inside his house next to a portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - A man sits on top of a hill in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    A man sits on top of a hill in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    A man sits on top of a hill in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - A donkey is seen outside a house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    A donkey is seen outside a house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    A donkey is seen outside a house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - Ma Gang, 81, sits inside his house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Ma Gang, 81, sits inside his house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    Ma Gang, 81, sits inside his house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - Villagers watch a basketball game in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Villagers watch a basketball game in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    Villagers watch a basketball game in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - A villager walks with a cow in Yuangudui, Gansu Province

    A villager walks with a cow in Yuangudui, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    A villager walks with a cow in Yuangudui, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - A man stands on a farmland outside his house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    A man stands on a farmland outside his house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    A man stands on a farmland outside his house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - Villagers gather outside a house in Yuangudui, Gansu Province

    Villagers gather outside a house in Yuangudui, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    Villagers gather outside a house in Yuangudui, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - Teenagers play basketball in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Teenagers play basketball in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    Teenagers play basketball in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - A woman closes her eyes as she talks to another villager in Yuangudui

    A woman closes her eyes as she talks to another villager in Yuangudui

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    A woman closes her eyes as she talks to another villager in Yuangudui, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - A villager cooks in his house in Yuangudui, Gansu Province

    A villager cooks in his house in Yuangudui, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    A villager cooks in his house in Yuangudui, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - A man carries buckets of water along an alley in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    A man carries buckets of water along an alley in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    A man carries buckets of water along an alley in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - Chief of China's Communist Party Xi Jinping is seen in a picture during a visit in Yuangudui village

    Chief of China's Communist Party Xi Jinping is seen in a picture during a visit in Yuangudui village

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    Chief of China's Communist Party Xi Jinping is seen in a picture during a visit in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - China's Hu Jintao wipes his face at the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People

    China's Hu Jintao wipes his face at the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    China's President Hu Jintao (front row, L) wipes his face as China's Communist Party Chief Xi Jinping (front row, C) and China's Premier Wen Jiabao (front row, R), together with delegates attend the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee
  •  - Villagers gather inside a house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Villagers gather inside a house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    Villagers gather inside a house in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - Ma Gang, 81, stands inside his house next to a portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Ma Gang, 81, stands inside his house next to a portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    Ma Gang, 81, stands inside his house next to a portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria