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In a rare move for a Chinese politician, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao apologized Tuesday to the hundreds of thousands of people stranded in train stations across his country due to bad weather and a power crisis.

The worst winter weather in half a century -- combined with crippling power problems -- nearly brought travel to a standstill for the millions who are trying to go home for the Chinese New Year holiday.

"I apologize to you all," said Wen, using a bullhorn to address stranded travelers at a train station in Hunan province. "We are currently trying our best to repair the system. Read full article »

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