Chinese police officers stand on duty near the Xidan shopping district, one of two sites designated on an Internet call for protest, in Beijing Sunday, March 6, 2011. The China's capital is increasing its controls on foreign journalists amid calls on the Internet for anti-government protests styled on those rocking the Middle East and North Africa.
March 14, 2011 5:24:00 AM PDT
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press
BEIJING - March 14, 2011 --
China's premier on Monday rejected any comparison between his country and the Middle East and North African nations where popular uprisings toppled long-serving autocrats.