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New York Times Blocked in China Over Expose on Premier's Wealth

The premier's family has a vast fortune accrued from wielding political power

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Access to the New York Times' English and Chinese websites were blocked in China Friday shortly after the newspaper published a report on the vast family fortune of the country's premier, Wen Jiabao.

The story, which suggests Wen's family used their influence to amass assets worth at least $2.7 billion, comes at a highly sensitive time weeks before a once-a-decade leadership transition.