Wen Jiabao opens China parliament

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China's Premier Wen Jiabao promised stable growth, anti-corruption efforts and better welfare provision as he opened an annual session of parliament.

Mr Wen, whose work report traditionally begins the session, also called for more balanced development in a speech covering past achievements and future plans.

This National People's Congress will see the final stage of the country's once-in-a-decade leadership change.

Martin Patience reports from Beijing.

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