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New leaders in China speak of reform, end to corruption

Prime minister pledges to help spur investment

BEIJING — Li Keqiang, in his first comments as China’s prime minister, laid out a vision Sunday for a more equitable society in which environmental protection trumps unbridled growth and government officials put the people’s welfare before their own financial interests.

“Corruption and the reputation of our government are as incompatible as fire and water,’’ Li told reporters at the Great Hall of the People.

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