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The family of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, a leader known for his humble roots and compassion for ordinary Chinese, has accumulated massive wealth during his time in power, the New York Times reported on Friday.

“A review of corporate and regulatory records indicates that the prime minister’s relatives, some of whom have a knack for aggressive deal-making, including his wife, have controlled assets worth at least $2.7 billion,” it said.

The Times’ websites in English and Chinese were blocked in China on Friday morning, and searches for the New York Times as well as the names of Wen’s children and wife were blocked on China’s main Twitter-like microblog service.

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