China's Premier tiptoes around Ukraine crisis during annual work report to Parliament

A screen displays a live news broadcast of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaking at the National People's Congress in Beijing, China, on March 5, 2022. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appeared oblivious to the biggest news in the world when he delivered his annual work report to Parliament on Saturday morning (March 5).

Russia's invasion of Ukraine and its snowballing repercussions were conspicuously absent from his work report.

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