Responding to a question about the problem of inflation in China at a press conference closing the annual “two meetings” of the National People’s Congress and People’s Political Consultative Conference, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (温家宝) said: “Inflation is like a tiger — once you’ve let it out it’s difficult to put back in the cage.” In this cartoon, posted by artist Shang Haichun (商海春) to his blog at, a Chinese consumer looks on in terror as a tiger labeled “inflation” bears down on them.

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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