Wen Jiabao opens China parliament
5 March 2013 Last updated at 05:22 GMT
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.