PREMIER MEETS THE PRESS
Key quotes from Wen Jiabao's press conference after the end of the annual NPC session:
'The central issue for farmers is property. We will make sure we guarantee the long-term land rights of farmers. We will maintain the strictest controls to prevent their land being taken away from them'
'The limited military budget increase is completely for the improvement of the army and its self-defence capacity. Our self-defence military diplomatic policy is crystal clear'
'We need to hold those entities, enterprises as well as individuals accountable for pollution accidents and incidents that pollute the environment and cause major losses for society'
All Chinese have the right to use the internet, 'but at the same time, every citizen must conscientiously abide by law and order to safeguard national, social and collective interests'
'Education is the bedrock of a modern country. At the end of the day a country's development will rely on the competence of its population'
'What pains me most in these past three years of work is I have not been able to better resolve the problems that most concern people - medical care, education, housing and safety in production'
'In some localities there are authorities who breach the laws and regulations and harm the rights and interests of the general public ... Especially in the field of land seizure and demolition ... we need to learn how to properly deal with the social conflicts in the new context'
If the issue of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visits to the Yasukuni Shrine 'is not solved, then it will be difficult for Sino-Japanese relations to develop smoothly'