At the National People´s Congress in Beijing, Wen Jiabao promised to bring prosperity to the "have-nots" left behind by recent spectacular improvements in the world´s second-largest economy.
Concern was also expressed about the Middle East turmoil
State media has stressed concern about a potential "jasmine revolution" and use of the internet to spread descent and call for "illegal gatherings" which could ruin tranquility in society.
Wen has made a point of the problems brought by inflation which he blamed of foreign economies.
The general theme was to pre-empt any cause for dissatisfactinn in the working classes of China.